Expanded contractor training program helping more builders.The Contractors Training Program, an innovative partnership between the Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD HPD Honolulu Police Department (Honolulu County, Island of Oahu)
HPD Housing Preservation and Development
HPD Housing Preservation and Development (New York City Department) ) and 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. (CUNY CUNY City University of New York ) colleges is expanding its capacity to serve New Yorkers at campuses in three boroughs.
With the addition of City College to the program, more contractors will be able to take advantage of the training offered.
The program, now in its 19th year, is dedicated to helping local self-employed workers in the construction industry learn the business skills necessary to run a successful company.
The Contractors Training Program educates participants on topics such as blueprint reading, estimating, accounting, and contract law. Training is also provided to promote compliance with the City's Lead Paint Hazard Reduction Law. Information on public contract and local business assistance opportunities is also a part of the program. It runs for 10 weeks and participants meet one evening per week.
Information and enrollment forms for the fall semester are available at the participating CUNY colleges: Hostos Community College Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of The City University of New York is a community college in the City University of New York system. Located in the Bronx, New York City, Hostos Community College was created by an act of the Board of Higher Education in 1968 in response to in the Bronx, Medgar Evers College Medgar Evers College (MEC) is a college campus (offering bachelor's and associate's degrees) of The City University of New York.
MEC was founded in 1970 through cooperation from educators and community leaders in central Brooklyn. in Brooklyn, and City College in Manhattan. Information and an application for future notifications are available online at
Shaun Donovan, HPD Commissioner said, "HPD is delighted to work with CUNY to develop the skills small businesses need to be competitive in the construction industry."