The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO), is recruiting for the CEO Academy, a trade preparation program that prepares participants with criminal convictions for entrance into trade school, supports them throughout training, and helps find them jobs in the trades after they finish training. Participants in the academy will receive their hands-on training at Hostos Community College or at LaGuardia Community College and receive a certificate from these fine institutions.
The Plumbing and Electricity training program at Hostos provides a comprehensive overview of both trades with an emphasis on Green Industry skills needed for an entry level position. The Carpentry training program at LaGuardia also provides a comprehensive overview of the trade, starting with a 10 hour OSHA safety class coupled with hands-on activities in a construction lab. The Carpentry training is recognized by the National Association of Home Builders.
The Academy will prepare participants for careers as highly skilled helpers in plumbing, electricity and carpentry.
THE ACADEMY IS FREE FOR PARTICIPANTS
To Qualify for The Academy – You Must:
- Have a criminal conviction
- Make an eight month commitment to the program
- Be willing to commute to and from the designated trade school area at least two days a week
- Test at a 7.6th grade math level on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE);
- CEO will test interested participants
- Have an interest in pursuing one of the three trades
- Have been working on a job for three months!
Classes meet two days per week, from 6-9:00 PM
Participants are expected to be working throughout the training, either in the jobs that they have when they come in, or, if they begin on public assistance, to use CEO’s core services in job placement assistance to find a full time job.
For information, contact Alberto Gutierrez, Director of Participant Training, CEO Academy at 212.422.4430, ext 202. Agutierrez@ceoworks.org
975 Kelly Street, Suite 401
Bronx, NY 10459