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Construction and Sustainability


A glimpse of New York City’s skyline with construction sites roaring to life, reveals a positive outlook for the construction sector. According to a New York Building Congress midyear analysis of current and forecasted construction activity, New York City construction spending is poised to increase by 10 percent in 2014.

In addition to growth, this sector is undergoing technological restructuring. Buildings constructed today are very different from those built 25 to 50 years ago. The City is greening its building codes and continuing to enact sustainable recommendations made by the New York City Green Codes Task Force (GCTF).

The Construction and Sustainability Commission supports a diverse range of CTE programs from traditional trades such as plumbing and electrical to emerging areas such as historical preservation arts, green building and architecture. The commission is chaired by Nicole Bertran, Vice President, Edward J. Malloy Construction Skills Initiative.

Priorities for 2016-2017:
  • Provide effective teacher training: support teachers in attaining NCCER certification, support teachers in receiving MC3 training, support teachers in becoming GPRO certified
  • Support curriculum review through the Curriculum Council
  • Providing learning opportunities to underrepresented populations through Construction Skills and Nontraditional Employment for Women
  • Provide postsecondary articulation to careers within the construction trades
  • Implement CTE Industry Scholars Program where students can gain access to meaningful work based learning opportunities

CTE Industry Scholars Program

Interested in hosting a CTE Industry Scholar in the Construction and Sustainability Sector? Please click here for more info.

Labor Market Information for the Construction and Sustainability Sector:

 Construction and Sustainability Commission - Labor Market Information 2017

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