Opportunity

Building & Construction Trades Union Apprenticeship Programs

Construction Skills is dedicated to preparing a trained and skilled workforce from communities throughout the five boroughs of New York City for careers in the unionized construction industry. Since 2001, Construction Skills has worked to contribute to a stronger, more diverse workforce with 90% of participants representing minority communities from all five boroughs.

Unionized apprenticeship offers training, education, certification, high wages, health benefits, and retirement security paid for by union contractors, while simultaneously being employed on construction projects throughout New York City.

Diversity

With an outstanding rate of success, including a retention rate of 80%, Construction Skills has resulted in a stronger, more diverse workforce with African Americans, Hispanics, and Asians from all five boroughs representing the majority of new union members in the industry.

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

Results

CSKILLS has placed more than 2,300 New York City residents into apprenticeship programs jointly sponsored by union affiliates of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York. 

More than 1,600 of these apprentices remain actively employed in the unionized construction industry including more than 1,000 journeypersons. These opportunities help to empower individuals and strengthen communities. 

Construction Skills has placed more than 2,300 New York City residents into unionized apprenticeship programs

535

from the
Bronx

185

from
Manhattan

246

from
Staten Island

668

from
Queens

672

from
Brooklyn