News 12 The Bronx, August 22 2018
HOSTOS OFFERS CONSTRUCTION SAFETY COURSE

In this clip from News 12, Building Skills NY Executive Director David Meade speak on the importance of this partnership with Hostos Community College. Funded by the New York Building Foundation, Building Skills NY and Hostos Community College will be able to deliver safety training to construction workers.

View the News 12 video and read the full story here.


thisistheBronX Weekday Magazine, August 21 2018
LET’S BUILD CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR BRONX FAMILIES

When I turn on the news, I see all these stories saying the economy has gotten better, and that more people have jobs than ever in the past decade – but that’s not the story around my neighborhood. I know my story is not unique. The reality is that there are a lot of New Yorkers in underserved communities with high rates of poverty and unemployment, especially in the Bronx, in need of a job that offers a pathway to financial stability. Building Skills is helping to bring local construction jobs to our communities. To me and many like me, they have offered access to training, broader career pathways and economic advancement so that I can be in a better position to give my daughters a brighter future.

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Bronx Voice, August 16 2018
GETTING JOBS IN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY JUST GOT EASIER WITH NEW PROGRAM

New York Building Foundation’s grant will support a plan by Building Skills and Hostos to provide OSHA-30 construction safety training courses for city residents.

Building Skills Serves as a crucial entry point into the construction industry for unemployed and underemployed New Yorkers.

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thisistheBronX, August 17th 2018
BRONXITES TRAINING FOR JOBS IN BRONX DEVELOPMENT

As the Bronx continues to develop, a major imperative is having Bronxites benefit from the plentiful construction jobs being created. In the past, promises of Bronx jobs were often empty ones because Bronxites were not sufficiently skilled.  But with a construction jobs training program being launched by Building Skills New York (BSNY), Hostos Community College, and the New York Building Foundation, more Bronxites will have a chance at those jobs.

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August 15th, 2018

BUILDING SKILLS NEW YORK PARTNERS WITH HOSTOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND NEW YORK BUILDING FOUNDATION TO HELP MORE CITY RESIDENTS ACCESS CONSTRUCTION TRAINING

Funding provided by the New York Building Foundation will enable participants in Building Skills New York (BSNY) to receive additional construction safety training provided by Hostos Community College. This additional workforce training programming will help BSNY further expand its ongoing efforts to bring much-needed employment opportunities to unemployed and underemployed workers in local communities across the five boroughs.

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Brooklyn Reader, July 25th 2018
WHEN DEVELOPING BROOKLYN, DON’T FORGET ABOUT WOMEN

Latoya Richardson’s story is proof that you do not have to be a man to build the future of New York City.

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News 12 The Bronx, June 19th 2018
LOCAL CONSTRUCTION SITE GIVES BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

Dozens of local workers have been given jobs at a unique construction site. L & M Builders is hiring different — helping those in the community who may need a paycheck. The company says they hire workers to fill positions from general laborers, plumbers or electricians. They are currently work on two 12-story buildings that will provide 435 affordable units on Story Avenue.

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Bronx Times, May 21st 2018
SOUNDVIEW WOMAN HELPS 40 CONSTRUCTION WORKERS GET JOBS

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