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Union construction career training

Construction Skills by NYC Small Business Services (SBS) | Edward J. Malloy Initiative for Construction Skills

Actively recruiting

Services Provided Training for a new job

Eligibility Adults, Young adults, Low-income New Yorkers, NYCHA residents, Public assistance recipients

Schedule 1 to less than 3 months, Daytime

Last Updated Last updated on Feb 15, 2022

This pre-apprenticeship training helps prepare you to get unionized, get paid, and get a career in construction.

Construction Skills prepares people for apprenticeships in the construction unions. The program includes skills such as how to be professional while working on a construction site, math training, an overview of the industry, and physical preparation. Completing this program will earn you a Direct Entry referral to a unionized apprenticeship program for which you are qualified.

Who it's for Who it's for

Construction Skills aims to create a more diverse workforce in the building and construction trade unions.

To be eligible for this program, you should:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be an NYC resident
  • Have a High School Diploma or Equivalency
  • Have a valid ID and Social Security Card
  • Be interested in a career in the construction trades
  • Be willing to commit to an apprenticeship program that can last up to four years
  • Be able to attend unpaid training during the day, Monday through Friday (training is mostly virtual or remote, with some in-person attendance)
  • Have a computer, tablet, or mobile device for participation in virtual/remote training
  • Take the test for Adult Basic Education (TABE)

Next Steps

If you’re interested in this program, please complete this brief Community Hiring survey.

After you submit the survey, a Workforce1 Account Manager will follow up to see if you are a good fit for a pre-apprenticeship training.