National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

Since 1975, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) has been committed to cultivating and promoting the academic and professional success of African-American engineering students and professionals. NSBE started at a national conference hosted by the Society of Black Engineers at Purdue University. Forty-eight concerned students from the U.S. and Canada joined Purdue students to establish an organization to help increase the number of African- American engineers and improve retention.

With more than 35,700 members in the U.S., Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean, NSBE is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the U.S. NSBE now has 242 active chapters on college and university campuses, 82 NSBE Jr. chapters for middle and high school students, and 70 Alumni Extension chapters and interest groups for technical professionals.

Through a variety of programs and activities, NSBE offers its members the tools needed to succeed in every engineering discipline, while supplying a talented engineering workforce to its Board of Corporate Affiliates (BCA), other sponsors and strategic partners, and the world.


NSBE is open to everyone who believes in the Mission!


NSBE Jr.          Middle school & high school students Collegiate     Undergraduate & graduate students Alumni   Industry professionals

International         Professionals & students living outside of the U.S.

Affiliate            All non-engineering majors and non-technical



Search for jobs, scholarships, fellowships, networking events, top-tier engineering publications, chapter news, SAT preparation, professional development and leadership training opportunities, information about our conferences & strategic partners and much more at

Ready to APPLY? CLICK HERE to access the application.
(Complete the application and submit to Mr. Ahmed)

Click below to access print-friendly version of NSBE flyer.

Ladders for Leaders!

Ladders for Leaders.

Ladders for Leaders is a nationally recognized program that offers high school and college students the opportunity to participate in paid professional summer internships with leading corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies in New York City. The program is an initiative of the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and supported by the NYC Center for Youth Employment and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City.

Ladders for Leaders: Ladders for Leaders gives students a unique opportunity to explore their interests and discover new ones through:

Pre-employment Training:Receive help with résumé and cover letter writing, and interviewing skills. Learn essential workplace readiness skills and business etiquette.

Paid Summer Internships:Paid internship opportunities available in a variety of industries to accommodate student interests.

Opportunity to join our growing Alumni Network: Broad network of alumni, post-internship opportunities and networking events open only to past participants of the program.

Who is Eligible?
✔ Youth between the ages of 16-22 who are enrolled in high school or college
✔ A minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00
✔ Resident of one of the five boroughs of New York City
✔ Anyone with prior work experience, either paid or volunteer
✔ Legally allowed to work in New York City


Click HERE to access more information/brochure.

Click HERE to access the application package as a PDF document.

DCAS Newsletter Spotlight

New York City high school students are fortunate to have unique learning opportunities only a large metropolis can offer. There are hands-on career experiences such as internships at NYC Fleet auto re-pair garages through the Career and Technical Education (CTE) pro-gram. Another CTE facility allows students to work on real functional R44 model subway cars during the school day: Transit Tech High School in East New York. Transit Tech houses authentic subway cars as large silver classrooms.

DCAS Fleet was invited to a CTE meeting and tour of the facility in April. The subway cars were donated by MTA in 2009, and brought into the school some distance away from the closest tracks through an elaborate towing and crane operation. Stu-dents are able to walk into and under the cars to conduct mechanical and electrical lab exercises on them.

June 2015 will mark the 100th Transit Tech graduating class. Alumni have compiled a strong ‘track’ record. “Forty-nine students are participating in internships including with MTA, DIIT, DSF, and Scholars At Work across NYC. Many of our alumni work for the MTA, TA, and Amtrak. Currently, our Amtrak recruiter/promoter is a Transit Tech High School graduate and is the supervisor for Sunnyside Yard,” said Assistant Principal Sam Ahmed. We anticipate the success will continue. Congratulations to the Class of 2015 and the staff of a great high school program.

CLICK HERE to access the newsletter.

Alumni Career Opportunities – Spring 2014

The Port Authority of NY and NJ Job Opportunities                                      Interested in an entry level position with the Port Authority? Click the link above to obtain further information about current job postings with the Port Authority of NY and NJ.

Bus Maintainer – Group B Exam
Bus Maintainers – Group B, under supervision, maintain, inspect, test, diagnose, alter, rebuild and repair the electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and air conditioning equipment of New York City Transit’s buses, trucks and other motor vehicles.

Cleaner / Maintainers Helper – Exam

Cleaner/Maintainer’s Helpers clean, sweep and wash buses, depots, garages, shops and other MaBSTOA facilities; move refuse containers, pallets and other items using forklifts; and perform related work.

This position is responsible for administering and coordinating all safety activities and programs at a facility. (Click on the link for more info)
MTA Light Maintainers

MTA NYC Transit is looking to hire Temporary Light Maintainers. (Click on the link for more info)
Structure Maintainer – Experienced Sheet Metal Workers

Structure maintainer’s perform sheet metal work in subway, surface, and elevated structures. (Click on the link for more info)
Transit Electro Mechanical Maintainer (TEMM)

TEMMs work on elevators and escalators, heating and air conditioning equipment or ventilation and drainage equipment. (Click on the link for more info)

Save the Date: 24th Annual Latino College Expo in New York

Mark your calendars for the 24th annual Latino College Expo on March 15, 2014 at the NYU Kimmel Center in New York, NY. High School freshmen, sophomores, and juniors affiliated with program agencies, high schools, and community-based organizations are invited to participate in this day-long event.

Lisette Nieves
Lisette Nieves

Our Keynote Speaker at the Leadership Summit will be Lissette Nieves

Many exciting workshops will be offered to students and parents during the morning Leadership Summit from 9:00am (8:00am Registration starts) to 12:00 noon prior to the Latino College Expo that will run from 12:00noon to 3:00pm.

Students will need to log on to to register for the morning workshops – (Please note registration for the Expo is not necessary)

(Students should arrive between 8:00am and 8:30am to receive their workshop list card)