Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and Yonkers IDA to Launch Pre-Apprenticeship Program to Prepare Youth for Construction Trade Jobs @ Riverfront Library

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Yonkers’ 42nd Mayor Mike Spano and IDA Chairman with Yonkers City Hall seen in the background.

Who:  Mayor Mike Spano, representatives of the Industrial Development Agency and Pathways to Apprenticeship and potential program participants.

What: Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and the Yonkers Industrial Development Agency (IDA) will kick off a new pre-apprenticeship program to provide a career ladder for Yonkers youth looking for jobs in the construction industry. The program, in cooperation with the with Building and Construction Trades Council of Westchester and Putnam Counties, NY AFL-CIO, will provide paid apprenticeships in a variety of union building trades for residents 18-24 who are unemployed or underemployed. Pathways to Apprenticeship (P2A) along with Building and Construction Trades Council of Westchester and Putnam Counties, NY AFL-CIO will oversee the training program.  An informational session will be held on July 12 at the Riverfront Library, 1 Larkin Center to sign up participants for the 25-day training program to run from August 6-September 7.

When: Thursday, July 12, 1:30 p.m.

Where: Riverfront Library, 1 Larkin Center, Yonkers.

For more information about the Yonkers Public Library, visit ​www.ypl.org​.

 

eHeziYonkers Mayor Mike Spano and Yonkers IDA to Launch Pre-Apprenticeship Program to Prepare Youth for Construction Trade Jobs @ Riverfront Library

Comments 5

  1. Age group 18-24 eliminates a lot of returning Afghanistan & Irag veterans who return home and are over the age of 24-once again it appears that this nations veterans are shunned to the side-shame on Yonkers.

  2. Sadly, Mike won’t hire any of them when they graduate from high school. He only hires non-union, below-wage, day laborers from Pennsylvania for waterfront construction.

  3. Sounds great. I wish this program was around when I was in that age bracket. Awesome to show some of our youth some skilled trades and not just telling them college is the only way to go.

    1. Age group 18-24 eliminates a lot of returning Afghanistan & Irag veterans who return home and are over the age of 24-once again it appears that this nations veterans are shunned to the side-shame on Yonkers.

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