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Industry luminaries to be honored for work promoting construction skills

The Edward J. Malloy Initiative for Construction Skills (Construction Skills) will honor four individuals for their commitment to growing the diversity of New York City’s construction industry and expanding opportunities in communities across the five boroughs at the 2015 Building Futures Awards Reception.

This year’s event, which will be held at the New York Hilton Midtown on October 1 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., will honor Robert Bonanza, business manager of the Mason Tenders District Council of Greater New York; Scott Corneby, executive vice president of Structure Tone, Inc.; and Maya Wiley, counsel to the Mayor of the City of New York.

Since its inception in 2001, The Edward J. Malloy Initiative for Construction Skills, Inc. has grown into a nationally recognized model for addressing training and employment issues in the industry.
Since its inception in 2001, The Edward J. Malloy Initiative for Construction Skills, Inc. has grown into a nationally recognized model for addressing training and employment issues in the industry.

Paul Fernandes – executive director of the New York City and Vicinity Carpenters Labor Management Corporation, and former president and CEO of the Edward J. Malloy Initiative for Construction Skills – will also receive special recognition for his contributions to the organization.

“We are pleased to honor these individuals who have demonstrated tremendous leadership in support of our mission to create countless career opportunities for hard-working men and women across the five boroughs,” said Gary LaBarbera, president and CEO of the Edward J. Malloy Initiative for Construction Skills.

“For years, Construction Skills has been the driver behind the growing diversity of the construction trades, helping create a highly skilled workforce and providing thousands every year with entry to the middle class.”

Since its inception in 2001, Construction Skills has grown into a nationally recognized model for addressing training and employment issues in the industry.

This program has opened doors to career opportunities in the building and construction trades available through union apprenticeship programs and is helping to strengthen New York City’s middle class. The access to meaningful long-term careers that pay good wages and benefits is empowering individuals and strengthening our communities.

For tickets and additional information, please contact Nicole Bertran at 212-659-5072.

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