GCTC, Inc. is a provider of Construction Craft and Safety training. We deliver classroom and hands-on training to those seeking employment in the construction industry, using Industry Certified Craft Instructors. Our programs include training in Carpentry, Masonry, Painting, Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Project Management, as well as several other industry trades and professions. Our craft training is provided using U.S. Department of Labor approved apprenticeship training curriculum. GCTC also provides Introductory Craft Skills training, which upon completion, qualifies participants for entry level positions into the construction workforce.
The construction officials of GCTC have been providing hands on construction training since 1999. Our market has always been on the unskilled members of low income communities.
In 2008 we began providing OSHA 10 training in Westchester County, NY, at the bequest of political and industry leaders looking to qualify residents for employment for upcoming community development. Within two years we certified over 1,200 residents in OSHA 10, OSHA 30, Scaffolding and other Safety Training classes.
In 2010, we began providing OSHA training and mentoring at the bequest of Resident Leaders of New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) seeking to qualify residents for employment on NYCHA construction contracts. To date, we have certified over 2,000 Trainees in classes held in the NYCHA Community Centers in Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan, NY and over 5,000 in total.
In 2013, we began providing DOL approved Apprenticeship training curriculum in Masonry, Painting, and Carpentry to NYCHA residents to equip them with the skills and credentials to lead them towards self-sufficiency. Our training and certifications have led to numerous employment placements for our trainees with NYCHA and other affiliate contractors.
In January of 2016, GCTC initiated a self-designed Construction Technology program to Workforce Development clients in contract with developers and contractors committed to hiring community residents of underserved communities. Our training has led to numerous employment placements by equipping trainees with 100-125 hours of accelerated training in carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electrical and HVAC. The success and quality of the trainees have attracted employer visits for the purpose of immediate hire upon completion.
In July of 2016, GCTC began providing construction safety, carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical and HVAC training programs to Chicago Housing Authority and community residents.
GCTC continues to deliver training to Housing Authority residents, High School students, Workforce Development Companies and Construction employers, as well as programs sponsored in Colleges in NYC, Hempstead, NY, Albany, NY and Chicago Illinois.
The construction officials of GCTC have been providing apprenticeship training through their Construction Company for over 14 years. As General Contractors since 1999 their focus has always been on the unskilled members of low income communities. In 2008 they began providing OSHA 10 training in Westchester County at the bequest of community leaders. In two years they certified over 1,200 in OSHA 10, OSHA 30, Scaffolding and other Safety Training classes. In 2010, they began providing OSHA training and mentoring at the bequest of Resident Leaders ofNYCHA. To date, they have certified over 2,000 Trainees in classes held in the NYCHA Housing Authority Family Investment Centers in Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. These certifications and mentoring have led to numerous employment opportunities and business ownership initiatives.