Officers

Patrick Dolan, Jr.

Chairman and Treasurer

Edwin Lopez

Secretary

Gary LaBarbera

President and CEO

Nicole Bertran

Executive Vice President

Board Of Directors

Louis Coletti

President and CEO
Building Trades Employers Association

Darly Corniel

Director of Education
Program Operations
Consortium for Worker Education

Patrick Dolan, Jr.

President
Enterprise Association of Steamfitters Local 638

Paul Fernandes

Executive Director
New York City and Vicinity Carpenters Labor Management Corporation

Jeffrey M. Grabelsky

The Worker Institute at Cornell
ILR School, Cornell University

Davon Lomax

Political Director
IUPAT District Council 9

Edwin Lopez

Executive Secretary
New York Electrical Contractors Association

James Mahoney

President
NYS Ironworkers District Council

Raymond G. McGuire, Esq.

Partner
Kauff, McGuire & Margolis LLP

Maritza Silva-Farrell

Executive Director
ALIGN: The Alliance for a Greater New York

Wendy Webb

Apprentice Field Coordinator
Building and Construction Laborers Local 79

Jonathan Westin

Executive Director
New York Communities for Change

About

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 CSKILLS apprenticeship preparation 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.

Diversity

8000

Union Apprentices
go to work every day
in New York City

75%

of these apprentices
are New York City
residents

65%

of these residents
are minorities

33%

From Brooklyn

28%

From Queens

24%

From the Bronx

10%

From Staten Island

8%

From Manhattan

89%

of CSKILLS graduates
placed into union
apprenticeship programs
are African American,
Hispanic, Asian or other
minority group

Direct Entry
access to unionized apprenticeship.