Empowering
Individuals &
Strengthening
Communities

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 long‐term careers that offer high wages, health benefits, and retirement security.

Diversity

8,000

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

I want to thank you all again for a phenomenal experience with construction skills. I am super grateful and confident I have learned the proper skills to be a top apprentice in the trade I go into.”

Owen B.