Congratulations to the inaugural class of Brownsville Community Justice Center’s Construction Training Program. The program, which took place over 16 weeks, helped 10 Marcus Garvey residents learn new skills in carpentry and framing, as well as some electrical work

Through the BCJC program, five participants have completed their OSHA 30 training and certification, with the other five currently working towards their certification. The program participants will receive free job placement assistance and aim to enter an apprenticeship.

The Construction Training course also included practical application of the skills the group learned in the classroom. Over the four-month program, the participants worked together and constructed a shed at the Clubhouse. The shed will be used by future participants who will use it to practice their demolition and building skills. The next Construction Training participants are expected to start in the spring.

Watch local news coverage about the BCJC’s Construction Training Program on News 12 here.