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Union construction career training for low-income and justice-involved individuals

Pathways to Apprenticeship by NYC Small Business Services (SBS) | Pathways to Apprenticeship (P2A)

Actively recruiting

Services Provided Training for a new job

Eligibility Adults, Young adults, Low-income New Yorkers, NYCHA residents, Public assistance recipients, People with justice involvement

Schedule 1 to less than 3 months, Daytime

Last Updated Last updated on Feb 15, 2022

This free program helps low-income and justice-involved individuals get trained, unionized, and paid in construction careers.

Pathways to Apprenticeship trains and mentors people for construction union apprenticeships. It serves people from low-income communities, focusing on the formerly incarcerated, people on public assistance, and those living in public housing.

Who it's for Who it's for

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

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.

If you are a re-entry justice-involved person interested in services and union construction opportunities, you may also contact Exodus Transitional Community directly at 917-492-0990.