Paul Fernandes

Chairman and Treasurer

Edwin Lopez


Gary LaBarbera

President and CEO

Nicole Bertran

Executive Vice President

Board Of Directors

Paul Fernandes

Executive Director
CCA Metro

Edwin Lopez

Executive Secretary
New York Electrical Contractors Association

Wendy Webb

Apprentice Coordinator
Building and Construction Laborers Local 79

Maritza Silva-Farrell

Executive Director
ALIGN: The Alliance for a Greater New York

Raymond G. McGuire, Esq.

Kauff, McGuire & Margolis LLP

James Mahoney

NYS Ironworkers District Council

Davon Lomax

Political Director
IUPAT District Council 9

Jeffrey M. Grabelsky

The Worker Institute at Cornell
ILR School, Cornell University

Darly Corniel

Director of Education
Program Operations
Consortium for Worker Education

Louis Coletti

President and CEO
Building Trades Employers Association


Since its inception in 2001, The Edward J. Malloy Initiative for Construction Skills (CSKILLS) has grown into a nationally recognized model for addressing training and employment issues in the unionized construction industry. 

The Construction Skills pre-apprenticeship program opens the door to New York City residents seeking careers in the unionized building and construction trades. CSKILLS provides access to meaningful longā€term careers that offer high wages, health benefits, and retirement security.

Direct Entry
access to unionized apprenticeship.