All New Yorkers to get a piece of construction pie.It's no secret that New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of City's $16 billion construction industry plays a major part in bolstering the Big Apple's economy, and an additional $10 billion worth of public and private construction projects are on the horizon as the rebuilding of lower Manhattan Lower Manhattan is the southernmost part of the island of Manhattan, the main island and center of business and government of the City of New York. Lower Manhattan is generally defined as the area delineated on the north by Chambers Street, on the west by the Hudson River (North and projects throughout the five boroughs kick into high gear.
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BTEA Block Tiny Encryption Algorithm applauds Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's leadership in creating a coalition made up of organized labor Organized Labor
An association of workers united as a single, representative entity for the purpose of improving the workers' economic status and working conditions through collective bargaining with employers. Also known as "unions". , contractors and developers, the real estate industry, educators and others that has reached a landmark agreement allowing all New Yorkers to gain access to meaningful and lucrative careers in the construction industry just in time for this boom.
For its part, the Building and Construction Trades has pledged to reserve more than 40% of the spots in their apprenticeship programs by the year 2010 for veterans, women, high school graduates and economically disadvantaged New Yorkers. This agreement will bring about some of the most sweeping changes the construction industry has seen in more than a quarter century.
Starting in 2006, 15% of apprentice slots will be set aside for high school graduates, 10% for returning veterans and 10% for women. Five percent of apprentice spots will be reserved for economically disadvantaged individuals--unemployed adults without high school diplomas--and this number will increase to 10% by 2010.
This program, which is just one of the initiatives unveiled by the Mayor's Commission on Construction Opportunity, was announced in early October. It is supported by U.S. congressman Charles Rangel, New York City Comptroller The Office of Comptroller of New York City is the chief fiscal officer and chief auditing officer of the city. The comptroller is elected, citywide, to a four-year term and can hold office for two consecutive terms. William C. Thompson Jr. and prominent players in New York City's real estate community.
Created in March 2005 and co-chaired by Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding Daniel L. Doctoroff Daniel L. Doctoroff (born July 11, 1958) is Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding for the City of New York. Under the leadership of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Doctoroff has overseen one of the city’s most dramatic economic resurgences, spearheading the effort and Deputy Mayor for Policy Dennis Walcott, the 33-member commission worked to ensure that all New Yorkers, particularly minorities, women, returning veterans and new high school graduates, are well-prepared and can gain access to quality construction jobs in both the private and public sectors.
Since its founding, the commission has strived towards achieving three main goals: increasing the number of minorities and women in construction, preparing minorities and women for employment in the industry and building government tools to promote the goals of the commission.
To accomplish these goals, the commission unveiled a number of recommendations (a few of which are listed here) to be implemented:
The city has agreed to dedicate ded·i·cate
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1. To set apart for a deity or for religious purposes; consecrate.
2. a new $45 million, 1,000-seat high school that will administer a curriculum that emphasizes all dimensions of the building trades.
A multi-faceted educational and work preparedness pre·par·ed·ness
The state of being prepared, especially military readiness for combat.
Noun 1. preparedness - the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action); "putting them program funded by the city will prepare economically disadvantaged individuals for the construction industry. After graduating from the program, graduates will be able to enroll in Construction Skills 2000, a pre-apprentice program run by the Building and Construction Trades Council and the Building Trades Employers' Association.
Starting in September 2006, the City University of New York The City University of New York (CUNY; acronym: IPA pronunciation: [kjuni]), is the public university system of New York City. will work with the BTEA and its member companies to create a curriculum focused on preparing students for managerial and administrative jobs within the construction industry.
The city has agreed to collaborate with Non-Traditional Employment for Women to begin a public service announcement campaign that will encourage women to seek employment in the construction industry. Along these same lines, the commission has requested that the New York State Department of Labor reduce the waiting time to access union apprenticeships by allowing graduates of NEW to enter directly into these programs.
We are already seeing positive results from these programs, as the BTEA, several institutions and a number of developers, including the developers of the Atlantic Yards The Atlantic Yards is a mixed-use commercial and residential development project of 16 buildings, currently proposed in the neighborhoods of Prospect Heights and Park Slope, adjacent to Downtown Brooklyn and Fort Greene in Brooklyn, New York City. , Bronx Terminal Market and the World Trade Center site, have already agreed to provide mentoring and training programs to minority and women business enterprises, establish good faith goals for hiring of women and fund a compliance officer to monitor implementation of these items.
By implementing these initiatives, we can ensure that everyone has equal access to employment in the construction industry. The Building Trades Employers' Association looks forward to working with its members, city officials and other entities to bring these programs to fruition fru·i·tion
1. Realization of something desired or worked for; accomplishment: labor finally coming to fruition.
2. Enjoyment derived from use or possession.
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