The construction track of NRTA trains NYCHA residents in the construction field and helps graduates find a job.
This program prepares NYCHA residents for skilled trades and work with construction contractors. Trainees get skills and certifications to work in trades such as carpentry, painting, plumbing, and electrical work. After you graduate, the program helps you find a job.
Who it's for
To qualify for training, you must:
- Be a NYCHA resident, on the lease
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Have valid working documentation
- Be able to work for 8 hours on your feet
- Be able to pass a drug test
- Be able to pass the TABE test at a 7.0 reading/math level
- Have a High School Diploma, or GED
The program runs Monday through Friday, 8am–4pm, with classroom and hands-on lab instruction. It lasts for eight weeks.
The program is not recruiting right now, but you can sign up online for an upcoming session on the test to assess your reading and math level.
NRTA has a competitive, multi-step application process. It selects participants based on qualifications and proven interest. Learn more about the process for applying and selection.
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