Bronx organization helps community members enter HVAC industry

Jul 06, 2022, 11:59pmUpdated 8h ago

By: News 12 Staff

Heating, ventilation and air
conditioning, or HVAC is a growing field in the construction industry – and
one local organization launched a new
job program to help community members get involved.

After
the pandemic impacted work in construction, Daniel Pena Minaya decided to
connect with not-for-profit, Building Skills New York, to further his skills.

Building
Skills New York provides training programs in masonry, electric, plumbing
and other construction jobs.

With a
family to take care of, Minaya says his new career path in heating and cooling
will help him provide for them.

“Love
it,” says Minaya. “A lot of opportunities and growth building skills… they got
me this position, this job.”

The
not-for-profit says with more affordable housing developments being built in
the city, it is tapping into a growing sector within construction, to the point
where free training on the job is available for qualifying applicants.