Job Placement and Retention
Our hallmark job placement program reduces the barriers to entry for prospective workers with limited financial resources and helps put job seekers on track for meaningful employment in construction. Our work has significantly expanded access to one of New York’s fastest growing and most lucrative sectors, placing over 2,000 workers in well-paying construction jobs since 2016.
Retention support is key to the program’s success. We maintain regular contact with each placed candidate to ensure that members of underserved communities can find firm footing in an industry that offers a direct path to New York’s middle class — a rarity across the outskirts of the city. Knowing that construction jobs are cyclical, we look to keep each worker employed long-term and on course for their career goals. If you are an employer seeking our services, please contact our Executive Director David Meade at email@example.com.
Construction Career Accelerator
Launched in 2021, the BSNY Construction Career Accelerator (CCA) program provides no-cost, advanced skills training in Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry, and HVAC. CCA utilizes the nationally recognized curriculum from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), the leader in construction skills training, to provide high-quality instruction that is relevant to employer priorities.
BSNY is an Accredited Training Sponsor under NCCER and conducts training in partnership with some of New York’s finest community organizations. We’ve issued more than 100 industry certifications through the program and have seen participants consistently flourish: CCA graduates who have been placed into employment experience wage growth of more than 20% on average, and 80% of these workers remain in their jobs for 1 year or longer.
The CCA reflects our commitment to making high-quality upskilling opportunities accessible for all New Yorkers, regardless of financial limitations or other barriers to employment. As part of this effort, we are proud to join LaGuardia Community College, Bronx Community College, and New York City College of Technology in the Strengthening Community Colleges initiative supported by the US Department of Labor. This initiative has ensured that New York job seekers will have ongoing access to free training in the skilled trades.