Course Overview

     We provide certified training in construction crafts, safety, project management and supervision. Our core program incubates development of career pathways that initiates the process of self empowerment and self sufficiency for men and women who are seeking to stabilize their lives.


    We currently staff approximately 50 Craft Instructors who deliver training in Introductory Craft Skills, Carpentry, Brick & Concrete Masonry, Painting, Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, and other crafts.


     Courses are customized accordingly to meet the needs of the organization. However, since we follow the NCCER curriculum, we are obligated to meet the required hours for each trade set by the The National Center for Construction Education and Research curriculum.

Program Description

     We provide training in Carpentry, Masonry, Painting, Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Welding, heavy equipment operation, heavy construction laborer, as well as several other industry trades. Our craft training is provided using the U.S. Department of Labor approved Related Instruction processes for Apprenticeship Training Programs as well as other customized programs.

    Our Programs are delivered using a nationally recognized curriculum. Each program is designed to train participants in the knowledge and performance of the multiple trades included in building and heavy construction projects. All programs begin with 80 hours of introductory craft skills training that trains participants in the areas of safety, construction math, the proper use of hand and power tools, how to read construction drawings, basic rigging, basic communication and employability skills, and the proper handling of construction materials.

Program Completion

Upon completion, participants receive industry-certified credentials for Introductory Crafts Skills training that qualifies them for entry-level employment in the construction industry. At this point, trainees can then enter trade specific training apprenticeship program tracks for the Department of Labor’s required time period for the specified trade (usually from 3-5 years).

Program Locations

     The trainings are delivered in classrooms, controlled laboratories and job worksites. The average size classroom to deliver our training is 40sf per trainee.

OSHA 10 And OSHA 30

Our Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training prepares workers on the basics of occupational safety and health required to enter any general industry and construction job site. Covered in this course are fire protection, personal protective equipment (PPE), scaffolding, electrical safety, etc. Upon successful completion of the 10 hour course, participants receive an OSHA 10-Hour Construction Outreach Department of Labor course completion card.

The OSHA 30 Hour Course is offered as an an advanced safety training course that provides workers and employees detailed look into the hazards and injuries and prevention methods The course is offered to safety directors, foremen, and field supervisors and provides full information on OSHA compliance trainings.Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive the OSHA 30 Hour Construction Outreach Department of Labor course completion card.

4 Hour Flagger Training

Provides training on general work zone safety principles covered in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) book focusing on recognition and prevention of hazardous conditions, understanding of the proper signals and safe flagging techniques specific to New York regulations, flagging procedures and proper use of required equipment, and how to coordinate traffic movement through the work zone.

16 Hour Scaffolding Training

16 hour Scaffolding Erector training provides in depth instruction on the New York regulations, flagging procedures and proper use of required equipment and how to coordinate traffic movement through the work zone and flagging skills using hands-on training and classroom activities.

Construction Management

     Learn how to properly plan and direct the building and maintenance of everything from bridges to high-rises to wastewater systems as well as how to manage a job from start to finish.

     Qualifications include formal education and informal on-the-job training, and their knowledge encompasses construction materials and methods, mathematics, communications, safety, human resources, scheduling, and customer service, among other areas.

Project Management

     The curriculum covers topics such as Construction Documents, Resource Control, and Continuous Improvement. This course teaches focuses on preparing future project managers for the responsibilities of managing various aspects of a construction project. Key focus areas are:

  • Designing and planning for drawing up estimates
  • Responsibilities for onsite evaluation and supervision
  • organize and utilize human resources (work force)  
  • equipment and construction materials.

Project Supervision Training

     Project Supervision is a comprehensive, competency-based program that gives both veteran and new field managers a step-by-step approach to honing their natural abilities, developing essential skills, and leadership training.

      Project supervisors play a major role in every construction company and every construction project. They are the frontline managers on the job, directly supervising workers and other field supervisors. They are both the engine and the anchor of the construction team, driving it toward effectiveness and efficiency, and stabilizing it with consistency and good judgment.

      Key focus areas of the project supervision training are:  

  • problem-solving, planning, estimating
  • safety supervision  
  • scheduling
  • controlling costs and resources
  • perhaps most importantly, managing people skills.

Safety Technology Management Training

The Safety Technology Management Training course provides instruction on how to implement and administer a company’s safety program.This course is designed for field managers, safety directors, safety committees, owner safety representatives, and insurance/loss control representatives.


Key Focus Areas are introduction to Safety Technology, hazard recognition, evaluation, and control, risk analysis and assessment, inspections, audits, and observations, employee motivation, site-specific ES&H plans, emergency action plans, etc.


We are committed to providing life-giving training that inspires each student to excel beyond their current condition. We are committed to restoring their sense of hope for a better way of life. help lift the economic and social conditions of disenfranchised people.


We treat every student with the ultimate level of respect, patience, and compassion. We go the extra mile to ensure successful completion of every training opportunity.


Our programs are guaranteed to uplift and empower people to do and be better. No one is ever left behind.

Who we are

Providers of Construction Safety and Craft Training

“Give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, he’ll eat for a lifetime”



We are focused on providing the highest level and beyond of industry standard construction training!


Craft & Safety Trainees


Craft & Professional Instructors Certified


Current Programs

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I sincerely believe that Genesus Construction Training Center (GCTC) is an excellent example of a quality construction company with a track record of more than 10 years of construction contracts and programs, that works with the residents of public housing and the PHA’s to produce certified and qualified workers for today’s construction market place.

Reginald H. Bowman

President, Brooklyn East District Council of Presidents


To date we have 48 Skill Build graduates trained in 3 cohorts by Genesus and 23 of those are currently working.

Larry Rothchild

Director of Workforce Development, St. Nicks Alliance Workforce Development


GCTC has successfully trained 2,500 of our participants, 700 of our trainees were placed on construction jobs with NYCHA and other businesses that we established partnerships with.

Charlene Nimmons

Executive Director, Public Housing Communities, Inc.


“My life has changed drastically since I started taking courses with GCTC. I’ve met mentors that also became family. I’ve met classmates that I’ve watched change through the advice they’ve received from our mentors. So far I’ve learned how to build 10x10 shed that has basic electrical, carpentry, masonry, and plumbing work that I’ve learned through GCTC’s core curriculum course.”

Megan Douglas

Carpenters union apprenticeship program


“Great news, I'm now officially in the Carpenter's Union member apprenticeship program for 4 years! Thanks again from the bottom of my heart. Give my love to everyone on staff and all the best. You are the best opportunity that ever came through that motivated me to do better with my life. I am glad I met you all. I am so grateful and thankful.”


Carpenters union apprenticeship program

Current Student

“I’m from Hempstead NY where I attend Genesus Construction Training Center. I am being educated with the knowledge of plumbing and masonry. Being able to have a special relationship with the instructors and inspiring us about the business part in the real world is one of the best things that I’ve experienced in this program.”

Kemar Hazel

Successful delivery

“My first week at work and I want to say thank you very much for caring about us. I will make Genesus proud and follow my education in the construction field. You guys are very inspiring to me.”


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1. How do I schedule a training program?

The first step is to schedule a meeting to discuss your needs and how we can help.

2. How much does it cost?

Program costs vary and are determined after individual evaluation. Contact us for your evaluation

3. Can I take multiple programs at a time?

Yes, if funding is available and if program schedules do not conflict.

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