Bronx, NY June 2019 – Building Skills New York, a non-profit organization working to provide underserved New Yorkers with good paying jobs, announced today its second ever Bronx Worker of the Month, Adalberto Alvarez.
Alvarez works for TriTech Electrical on the Bronx Commons Project – an arts-based mixed-use development in the Bronx. Bronxworks – a leading boroughwide community support organization – referred Alvarez to Building Skills NY.
“I got in contact with Building Skills in 2017 when I was looking for more construction experience, with the hopes of getting into the electrical field. Not only did Building Skills help me get a job with an electrical subcontractor, they helped me enroll in an electrical training program at LaGuardia Community College.” said Alvarez. “ Without Building Skills I wouldn’t be where I am now, living my dream, working in the electrical field and helping to build homes for those in need.”
Last year Building Skills NY filled 235 NYC construction and related jobs, with Bronx residents making up more than a third of workers placed. Recently, Building Skills NY celebrated its 500th worker placement at a construction site in East New York.
Building Skills helps New Yorkers find work through free job training and job placement services. Additionally, Building Skills continues to provide on-the-job support to each worker as they work to broaden their skillset and advance their construction career.
BSNY’s “Worker of the Month” monthly series aims to highlight and honor workers placed in jobs throughout New York City.