Two Weeks Left To Register!
In This Issue:
  • A Message From Jeff Albert on the Fall Semester
  • CTCNYS Fall 2020 Apprenticeship Classes Registration Open
  • Register for Core Classes
  • Custom Training Classes
  • CISC Releases Updated COVID-19 Prevention, Preparedness and Response Plan for Construction
  • NYC Announces New PLA on Certain Public Projects
  • U.S. Department of Labor to Offer Online Prevailing Wage Seminars in September
  • Empire Chapter Resources
ABC Members,
 
As we begin to ease out of summer and into the fall, many have asked about the status of our classes and what can be expected. It’s a great question. We’ve been waiting patiently to see what direction the New York State of Education Department and the Department of Labor would pursue. We are expected to follow their recommendations as well as those from the Department of Health. We now have our answers.
 
When classes kick off September 14th, we’ll carry over much of same process we coordinated in March and April. All of our classroom work will continue to be remote using Zoom and other technology. To ensure the students get the best experience, we’re working with our Instructors using new tools and tricks that will improve the user experience.
 
All of the tests and performance work will be done in-person at the training centers. Those dates and times will be coordinated by our staff. We will monitor the students, the classrooms and the office to ensure we minimize any potential exposure to viruses.
 
We learned a great deal about remote learning and how it can impact our students, your employees. We are committed to providing the best learning experience while minimizing any health concerns.
 
If you have any questions, please reach out to me directly. 
 
All the best,
 
Jeff Albert
Chief Operating Officer
Construction Training Centers of New York State Fall 2020 Semester Registration Now Open

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT DUE BY: SEPTEMBER 4th, 2020
Buffalo
Construction Training Center
2363 Broadway
Sloan, NY 14212

Carpentry 2A Classes Start: 9/14/20

Carpentry 4A Classes Start: 9/15/20

Electrical 2A Classes Start: 9/15/20

Electrical 3A Classes Start: 9/15/20

Electrical 4A Classes Start: 9/14/20

Electrical 5A Classes Start: 9/15/20



Rochester
Construction Training Center
2672 West Ridge Road
Greece, NY 14626
(Located behind the AT&T Store)

Electrical 2A Classes Start: 9/15/20

Electrical 3A Classes Start: 9/15/20

Electrical 4A Classes Start: 9/14/20

Electrical 5A Classes Start: 9/15/20


Albany
Construction Training Center
878 Old Albany Shaker Rd.,
Latham, NY 12110

Carpentry 4A Classes Start: 9/14/20

Insulating 1 Classes Start: 9/14/20

Plumbing/Pipefitting 2A Classes Start: 9/15/20

Plumbing/Pipefitting 4A Classes Start: 9/14/20

Long Island
Construction Training Center
1 Comac Loop, #4,
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

Carpentry 4A Classes Start: 9/15/20

Dockbuilder 1 Classes Start: 9/14/20

Iron Worker 3A Classes Start: 9/14/20

Laborer 2A Classes Start: 9/14/20

Plumbing 1 Classes Start: 9/14/20

Roofer 3B Classes Start: 9/15/20

Sheet Metal 4A Classes Start: 9/15/20

Electrical 2A Classes Start: 9/15/20

Electrical 4A Classes Start: 9/14/20

Electrical 5A Classes Start: 9/15/20


Register Your Employees For CORE
Do you have a new hire? Or someone new entering your apprenticeship program? Then you need to sign them up for our CORE class.

It teaches your employees the basics that you need to know to succeed in construction. They will learn:

  • Basic Safety
  • Introduction to Construction Math, Hand Tools, Power Tools, Construction Drawings, Basic Rigging, Material Handling
  • Communication Skills
  • Employability Skills

Click the button below for the registration form:
CISC Releases Updated COVID-19 Prevention, Preparedness and Response Plan for Construction
The Construction Industry Safety Coalition  released an updated COVID-19 Prevention, Preparedness and Response Plan for Construction on Aug. 18. ABC, a member of the CISC Steering Committee, encourages its members to review the plan, which includes the latest protective measures and guidance on keeping workers safe on jobsites.

The plan outlines the steps that construction employers and employees can take to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19, such as protective measures to take on the jobsite, personal protective equipment and work practice controls to be used, cleaning and disinfecting procedures, and what to do if a worker becomes sick.

Recent updates to the plan include:
  • Symptoms of COVID-19
  • Screening questions for jobsite visitors
  • Guidance on the use of face coverings
  • Guidance on Jobsite Exposure Situations
  • Information on when to Record a COVID-19 Case on the OSHA 300 Log
  • COVID-19 Checklist for Employers and Employees

The updated language is shown in red, and the resources are structured so any construction company can download and tailor them to their own work and jobsites. 
NYC Announces New PLA on Certain Public Projects
On August 3rd, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio negotiated a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) with the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York (BCTC) that covers renovation construction work on City-owned buildings, as well as “selected future projects.”

ABC Empire State Chapter President, Brian Sampson, was quoted in a recent Construction Dive article about the new PLA:

Brian Sampson, president of the Associated Builders and Contractors Empire State Chapter, said he thinks de Blasio is unnecessarily politicizing the construction industry by pushing the PLA agenda. De Blasio, he said, is aware that PLAs discourage open shop contractors from bidding on public work but Sampson maintains that those same open shop contractors hire the majority of Black and Latino workers, most of whom live in the city, according to ABC’s data.  

"By implementing PLAs," Sampson said, "he is actually hurting the people he wants to help and stopping them from working prevailing wage jobs. It’s time for the mayor to support fair and open competition on all taxpayer-supported projects."
Nevertheless, the plan was heralded by many from New York City's union and legislative communities, who said it was especially timely as the coronavirus pandemic has made good-paying jobs harder to find.
If you have any questions, please reach out to our Government Affairs Team:

Brian Sampson, Chapter President

Tanner Schmidt, Government Affairs/Membership
U.S. Department of Labor to Offer Online Prevailing Wage Seminars in September
In a press release, DOL announced it is offering online seminars in September “to provide compliance assistance on the legal requirements to pay prevailing wages on federal and federally funded contracts for contracting agencies, contractors, unions, workers and other stakeholders. The events are part of an ongoing effort to raise awareness among and improve compliance by employers with federal and federally funded contracts.”
 
DOL’s Wage and Hour Division will offer the live portion of the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts seminar on prevailing wage requirements on federal and federally funded construction contracts from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT on Sept. 15, 2020. Register here.
 
The live portion of the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act seminar on prevailing wage requirements for contractors performing services on federal contracts will be from
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT on Sept. 10 and 16, 2020
 
More information about the online seminars is available here.
ABC Empire Chapter Resources