Congratulations to our Center for Adult and Community Services certificate recipients on successfully completing our program in Electricity Training Fundamentals. We gratefully acknowledge the partnership and generous support of Catholic Charities of Yonkers, whose Division of Immigrant and Refugee Services, Day Laborer Program, reached out to Southern Westchester BOCES Center for Adult & Community Services about training programs in the trades for this group of hardworking individuals. We were able to provide customized training under the direction of Instructor Bill Kimmel, who said this class was among the best he has ever taught!
The students are from the organization's workers group, Obreros Unidos. They come from México, Honduras, Ecuador and the Dominican Republic, and are all day laborers. Catholic Charities funds their tuition under a generous grant by the New York Community Trust, helping them obtain certifications to advance their construction careers. They are all active volunteers with the organization and help give back to the community whenever possible.
We wish our students the very best in the next steps on their career pathways!