(Brooklyn, New York) For many New York City residents it can sometimes be a struggle to navigate the various apprenticeship programs process. State Senator Kevin Parker is working to directly combat that issue by providing access for prospect candidates to directly speak with staff at the Carpenter Contractor Alliance Of Metropolitan New York (CCAMetro). The Carpenter Contractor Alliance of Metropolitan New York – CCAMetro – is the leading voice on issues affecting the joint interests of 20,000 carpenters in all crafts represented by the nine local unions of the New York City District Council of Carpenters and the more than 1,000 contractors that employ these carpenters under collective bargaining agreements.
On Saturday, April 27th Senator Kevin Parker hosted his first workshop in partnership with CCAMetro at The Flatbush YMCA. The event was well attended by job seekers throughout New York City, all eager to learn about the various job placement opportunities.
During the event attendees received insight on how they can apply, what they can expect from the program and the various job placement options that come after completing the program. The workshop included a panel discussion of current graduates of the apprenticeship program sharing their insight, the benefits and the great experiences they have been offered through working for a union.
"As we continue to spread the word about union job opportunities for New York City residents we are grateful to Senator Parker not only for building awareness about our various programs but creating a space where his constituents can meet with us in person and gain insight prior to applying. The workshop was a huge success and we look forward to future partnership with Senator Kevin Parker's office," said Joseph Geiger, Executive Treasurer forthe New York City District Council of Carpenters.
“I applaud CCAMetro for not only creating jobs for New York City residents but being open to a partnership with my office in efforts to provide insight to constituents who may be unclear about how to properly apply and navigate through the process. This workshop is extremely beneficial to members of the community because they become more aware of their options and additionally have the opportunity to give insight to those in their network. I plan to work closely with CCAMetro for future workshops to ensure those in my district and the surrounding areas have access to good jobs at a living wage with benefits” said Senator Kevin Parker.