The Skyline Charitable Foundation launches a second round of its program for individuals wishing to enter the building restoration and construction industry once eligible for employment.
The Skyline Charitable Foundation (TSCF), with support from the City of New York, launched a second round of its free training program for asylum seekers wishing to enter the building restoration and construction industry once eligible for employment.
The instruction and hands-on training take place at the Andromeda Building facilities in Long Island City, NY, where TSCF’s main office is also located.
Many of the arriving asylum seekers have a background within the construction and restoration industry and can greatly benefit from what this training offers, which includes 62 hours of instruction and certifications in: OSHA 30; 10-Hour Site Safety Training (8-hr Fall Prevention & 2-hr Drug and Alcohol Awareness); 16-Hour Suspended Scaffold User; 4-Hour Supported Scaffold User/Refresher; 2-Hour Silica Awareness.
The first round of training ended on May 2nd, with 32 graduates having successfully completed the 62-hour free-of-charge program (photo above).
This initiative was formed to not only address the City’s stated need for workforce development, but to aid in creating pathways for the newly arrived individuals and families to obtain financial stability and the ability to successfully integrate into their new communities.
Asylum seekers are introduced to TSCF’s training program via organizations like Fundavenyc and Monkworx Social Services, while daily lunches are offered by Hungry Monk, Tacombi, and Rethink Food. The city, along with mutual aid groups, local non-profits and community leaders are all working diligently to ensure basic needs are being met.🀰