Recovery to Resiliency
A program of this magnitude creates an unprecedented demand for NYCHA resident workers. As a response, NYCHA’s Sandy Recovery REES team is connecting residents interested in Sandy-related construction work to union pre-apprenticeship programs. Graduates from these programs interview with NYC trade unions like Laborers Local 79, IBEW Electricians Local 3, and the Plumbers Union Local 1. This is an exceptional opportunity to start a career in unionized construction that is specifically targeted to NYCHA residents. Union pre-apprenticeship programs require participants to have a GED or H.S. Diploma, be over 18yrs old, pass a Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and pass a drug test.
The first step to getting involved with these opportunities is to attend a Sandy Careers in Construction Information Session. There may be one right in your neighborhood.
Union pre-apprenticeship programs typically require participants to have a GED or H.S. Diploma, be over 18 years of age or older, pass a Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), and pass a drug test.
In addition, a limited number of non-union office positions are becoming available and qualified residents are encouraged to register with the Sandy REES team by attending a Sandy Careers in Construction Information Session or calling the REES hotline at (718) 218-8000 and asking to be connected to Sandy opportunities.
To get started:
Click here: http://opportunitynycha.org/events/ to see our upcoming dates and sign up today.
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We look forward to seeing you at a Session soon!