Syracuse Build Pathways To Apprenticeship Seeks Applicants For Training Program - City Of Syracuse, Onondaga County, CenterState CEO & The Central & Northern New York Building Trades Council Partner To Host Program
(SYRACUSE, NEW YORK) – The Northern New York Building Trades Council, Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh, Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon, CenterState CEO and other community partners are seeking applications from city residents for the third cohort of Syracuse Build’s Pathways to Apprenticeship Program.
Applications will be accepted from now through February 24th.
Thirty city of Syracuse residents have graduated from the paid 11-week program to date.
The comprehensive Apprenticeship Readiness Training Program focuses on preparing Women, People of Color and Veterans to help them gain access to the Building Trades’ Registered Apprenticeship Programs.
“We are excited to continue the successful Pathways to Apprenticeship Program,” Syracuse Build Director Chris Montgomery said. “We have seen incredible interest from the community in this program and know that participants are becoming better prepared for well-paying careers. The success we have seen is the direct result of partners who have been engaged and focused on ensuring this program achieves its goals for both individuals and employers.”
“We’re looking forward to welcoming a new cohort into this program and continuing to grow the community of successful graduates that will go out into this community and find success in a variety of construction related careers,” said Ebony Farrow, Pathways to Apprenticeship Program Manager at CenterState CEO. “The significant interest we have seen in this program shows that there is high-quality talent that exists in this community and when we can connect them to the right training and resources they can be prepared for any opportunity.”
All graduates are now in the process of applying to Apprenticeship Programs or jobs in the construction field.
Throughout the Pathways to Apprenticeship Program participants have gained physical and technical skills needed to be competitive and successfully apply to a Registered Union Apprenticeship.
Entering a Union-sponsored Registered Apprenticeship can be highly competitive.
Throughout the program, participants received exclusive networking opportunities with local Trade Unions and coaching and preparation for the Registered Apprenticeship application process.
Syracuse Build is a community initiative launched by Mayor Walsh to support local construction activity by connecting job seekers from Syracuse’s historically marginalized communities with career pathways in construction related fields.
Syracuse Build’s goal is to align local government, Unions, anchor institutions and construction firms in a coordinated network of community, training and workforce partners.
Work Train at CenterState CEO serves as an intermediary, bringing resources and partners to develop both the Syracuse Build initiative and the Pathways to Apprenticeship Program.
Funding for the Pathways program comes from a number of community partners that have recognized the need to prepare the local workforce, including the City of Syracuse, Greater Syracuse HOPE, the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative, North America’s Building Trade Unions, Central New York Community Foundation, the United Way of Central New York, the New York State Department of Labor and the Alliance for Economic Inclusion.
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