BRONX, NEW YORK February 26, 2020 – Building Skills New York, a non-profit organization working to provide underserved New Yorkers with good paying jobs, announced today Bronx February Worker of the Month, Andrew Hutchinson.
Building Skills New York, a non-profit organization working to provide underserved New Yorkers with good paying jobs, announced today Bronx February Worker of the Month, Andrew Hutchinson.
Hutchinson has been employed on several worksites since connecting with Building Skills in 2018, including the St. Barnabas Hospital project in the Belmont neighborhood of the Bronx. He currently works as a tile helper for Arker Companies on the 40 Debevoise Street project in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Hutchinson was able to secure his OSHA-30, fall prevention training, and drug and alcohol awareness training through Building Skills.
“Building Skills has been a great experience for me,” said Hutchinson. “The staff always goes the extra mile and continues to check in and provide support. They have impacted my life in a really big way.”
Building Skills recently announced their total number of 2019 job placements was 340, up 45 percent from 2018. 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 seek 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.
About Building Skills New York
Building Skills New York provides an efficient and convenient process for finding a construction job for many City residents who have long been unable to gain access to careers in the construction industry. The organization achieves its goals through a well-designed and targeted program that places underemployed and underserved New Yorkers in construction industry jobs. BSNY transforms lives and helps residents revitalize communities by growing a skilled construction workforce that represents the diversity of New York City. BSNY partners with the city’s leading workforce agencies to recruit and screen eligible NYC residents and provide them with the necessary skills and safety training.