Construction Skills BCTC
 

PRE-APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING

Preparing Our Future Workforce

The Edward J. Malloy Initiative for Construction Skills, Inc. is dedicated to training New Yorkers with the skills necessary to access meaningful careers in the building and construction trades.  Through our nationally recognized pre-apprenticeship training program, Construction Skills provides the critical link between New Yorkers and long-term employment with good wages and benefits.

Why does our pre-apprenticeship training work?

  • It’s a path to real construction jobs.
  • We’re training individuals who will become the best apprentices, and in turn, the best trades people the unionized construction industry has to offer.
  • We’re providing an opportunity for long-term, skilled careers.
  • Our program is recognized as one of the three direct-entry programs to the New York City building and construction trades.
  • Our pre-apprenticeship training has been nationally recognized as one of the best in the United States.

Public High School Youth
The Edward J. Malloy Initiative for Construction Skills provides pre-apprenticeship training that prepares graduating New York City public high school seniors for entry into unionized building and construction trades apprenticeship programs.

Our pre-apprenticeship program is designed to prepare New York City public high school students for the rigors of the construction industry.  Through the provision of classroom and hands-on training, students complete the program armed with the skills necessary to be successful in the unionized construction industry.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates of Construction Skills are referred to union apprenticeship programs through our “direct entry” track.  In other words, Construction Skills graduates earn access to union building and construction trades apprenticeship opportunities without going through the public recruitment process.

Program Model
During the spring of their senior year, Construction Skills participants attend an Introduction to the Building and Construction Trades course that provides students with an overview of the unionized construction industry.  Students also receive health and safety and math instruction during this time.  This course is held once a week for ten weeks.

Upon graduation from high school and successful completion of the Introduction to the Building and Construction Trades course, students begin an intensive hands-on training designed to simulate construction site experiences.  This course is held everyday for four weeks.

Upon successful completion of the spring and summer sessions, graduates of Construction Skills are referred to union apprenticeship programs through our “direct entry” track.  In other words, qualified Construction Skills graduates earn access to union building and construction trades apprenticeship opportunities without going through the public recruitment process.

Participating High Schools

Bronx
Bronx Design & Construction Academy
Bronx International High School
Samuel Gompers Career and Technical Education High School
Brooklyn
Eagle Academy for Young Men
East New York High School for Transit Technology
George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School
William E. Grady Career and Technical Education High School

Manhattan
International High School at Union Square
KIPP NYC
School of Cooperative Technical Education
Urban Assembly School for Green Careers

Queens
High School for Construction Trades, Engineering and Architecture
Queens Vocational and Technical High School
Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School

Staten Island
Curtis High School
Port Richmond High School
Ralph R. McKee Career and Technical Education High School
Tottenville High School
Susan E. Wagner High School