Workforce1, Build it Back and NYCHA are working together to provide highquality jobs and job training resources to Sandy-affected New Yorkers. 10:30 AM—NYC District Council of Carpenters BuildingWorks 12:00 PM—Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) Building Works is a pre-apprenticeship training that prepares interested candidates for careers in the building trades. In partnership with the NYC District Council of Carpenters Labor Technical College, the 3 month training is tuition-free and provides both classroom instruction and hands-on experience preparing you for success in a union apprenticeship. Participants in Building Works gain experience from a wide range of courses, including job readiness, industry related math, health and safety, as well as hands-on instruction in shop classes under the supervision of journey-level union carpenters. Certifications received during the training may include: OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety 40 Hour Hazardous Waste Worker Scaffold User A first year apprenticeship in the Carpenters Union earns $19.23/hour while receiving on the job training and technical classroom instruction. For more than a decade, Building Works has successfully trained hundreds of candidates most of whom have joined --and are completing--unionized apprenticeships...and are building careers in a skilled trade. Together we are helping to build the future of organized labor. Candidates for Building Works Pre-Apprenticeship Training must: Be at least 18 years of age at time of enrollment Have a High School Diploma or GED, and pass a basic skills test at 8th grade level Be either unemployed or under-employed Be physically able to work Be legally eligible to work in the U.S. Pass a drug test Commit to completing the entire, full-time, 3 month training with classes running from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm Nontraditional Employment for Women Who can apply to be a NEW student? Females that: • Are at least 18 years of age; • Have a high school diploma or GED (General Equivalency Diploma); • Are interested in pursuing a skilled blue-collar career; • Are willing and able to perform 8 hours of physical work; and • Want to change their lives. Become a NEW Woman What makes skilled blue-collar work a good choice for women? • High pay. Wages in your first year will range from $10 – $17. Once a woman completes the apprenticeship program, she can earn as much as $45.00/hr. • Excellent medical benefits. • Pensions and paid annuities. • Training. Many blue-collar jobs offer technical classroom training as well as on-the-job training NEW helps women face the challenges of working in a blue-collar field: • Construction work starts very early; NEW helps women find early morning childcare. • Blue collar professions are physically and mentally demanding. Most jobs require early hours and lots of lifting and carrying. NEW helps women prepare for these challenges. • Year-round outdoor work is required in most jobs. • Less than 3% of all construction workers are women. NEW provides a support system to help women prepare to work in a predominately male environment.
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