BUILDING CAREERS FOR NEW YORK CITY'S NEXT GENERATION OF TRAINED AND SKILLED CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONALS
Construction Skills recruits and trains youth and adult New York City residents for careers in the unionized building and construction industry.
The training curriculum is designed to include “soft skills” such as professionalism and job readiness, “basic skills” such as math and industry overview, and “technical skills” such as aptitude or physical exam preparation.
Most importantly, the training curriculum includes “essential skills” such as an understanding of industry, employer, and apprenticeship program expectations, unionism, layoff practice and apprenticeship rules, proper work attire and safety equipment, break time and lunch time, and employer timesheets and overtime.
Participants who successfully complete the Construction Skills pre-apprenticeship training earn a Direct Entry referral to a unionized apprenticeship program for which they are qualified. Direct Entry simply exempts qualified candidates from the General Recruitment, however, candidates must meet any and all entrance requirements.