FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2017
“NEXTGEN UP-CLOSE” CHECKS IN WITH NEW YORK CITY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY WHERE NYCHA RESIDENTS ARE GETTING HANDS ON CONSTRUCTION TRAINING
NEW YORK––Today, NextGen Up-Close, the week-long series of announcements leading up to the two year anniversary of NextGeneration NYCHA (NextGen) made a stop at the NYCHA Resident Training Academy (NRTA) inside The New York City College of Technology (City Tech) where residents are preparing for jobs in the construction industry.
Since 2010, more than 1700 residents have graduated from an NRTA program with more than a third, 649 graduating after the launch of NextGen. 90% of residents who complete an NRTA program are placed in the workforce. The NRTA is a partnership between NYCHA, Brooklyn Workforce Innovations (BWI) and City Tech (CUNY).
The NRTA is just one example of how NYCHA’s Community Engagement and Partnership (CEP) office works with public, private and philanthropic sectors to increase education, employment and business opportunities for residents. Working better with partners is a key strategy under NextGen NYCHA, the Authority’s 10 year strategic plan to preserve public housing and create safe, clean and connected public housing communities. Second year highlights include:
Connecting residents with quality career opportunities and best in class services
Attracting resources and expanding partnerships
Engaging NYCHA residents
About the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)
The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) provides decent and affordable housing in a safe and secure living environment for low- and moderate-income residents throughout the five boroughs. To fulfill this mission, NYCHA must preserve its aging housing stock through timely maintenance and modernization of its developments. Learn more about NYCHA’s Sustainability Agenda, which details the commitments that NYCHA will make over the next 10 years to improve resident well-being and operate as an effective and efficient landlord.