NYCHA Resident Training Academy
The NYCHA Resident Training Academy (NRTA), funded by Robin Hood, provides employment-linked training opportunities and job placement assistance to NYCHA residents in the construction, pest control, maintenance, and janitorial fields. REES works with successful graduates of the Academy to provide job placement assistance by focusing on jobs with career paths. Past NRTA graduates have worked with REES to obtain jobs at NYCHA in positions such as Caretakers and Pest Control Technicians, and with NYCHA contractors and affordable housing developers in the various construction trades.
The NRTA is collaboration among NYCHA, Robin Hood, and many of the premier training providers in the city: Brooklyn Workforce Innovations (BWI), Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW), and the New York City College of Technology (City Tech).
Update: Recruitment for November 2013 Construction class has ended.
Resident Economic Empowerment and Sustainability (REES), in partnership with Building Skills NY recruited residents from select communities across the City. Final selection for this class is underway and no additional applicants are being accepted at this time. Please revisit our page in the Spring for new information on NRTA construction training.