Syracuse Build actively works to build a robust and inclusive workforce pipeline of Syracuse residents, particularly people of color and women, aligned with upcoming employment opportunities in construction.

Launched in 2020, by Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh, Syracuse Build convenes local government, anchor institutions, union apprenticeship programs and construction firms into a coordinated network of community, training and workforce partners.

Syracuse Build offers a suite of training programs and creates pathways to in-demand local careers in construction.

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  • Pathways to Apprenticeship

    Pre-Apprenticeship Training

    “ 11-week, paid comprehensive apprenticeship readiness training program focuses on preparing women, people of color and veterans to gain access to the Building Trades’ registered apprenticeship programs. ”

  • Build Ready

    Construction Training Program

    “ 140 hour, hands-on training hosted by SUNY EOC. Prepares participants for various construction/apprenticeship positions. Training includes construction math, blue print reading, introduction to power tools and hand tools. ”

  • HVAC/R Training OCM BOCES

    Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Training

    “ 715 hour comprehensive, technical and hands-on training program hosted by OCM BOCES covering all critical aspects of the HVAC/R field. ”