LaGuardia Community College launches free training to expand clean energy workforce

LaGuardia Community College

Good news for residents of the five boroughs looking for free job training:

Building Skills New York, a nonprofit dedicated to helping historically unemployed New Yorkers gain the skills and certification necessary to enter and advance in the construction industry, is partnering with LaGuardia Community College and Positive Workforce, a minority construction advocacy organization, to provide industry-recognized, tuition-free training for in-demand clean energy jobs.

Approximately 75 underemployed and unemployed New Yorkers will receive training to become certified Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) technicians.

“The partnership with Building Skills New York will help New Yorkers eager to get trained quickly for jobs with family-sustaining wages, while also helping employers fill critical job shortages,” LaGuardia Community College President Kenneth Adams said. “Given the many people who lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic, programs like this HVAC training program are vital for our communities. Participants will have full access to LaGuardia services, which help students address financial or personal hardships before they become an impediment to graduation. LaGuardia has been providing industry-recognized training in plumbing, electrical and other construction fields for many years.” Read the full article on QNS.

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