Alternative Employment Practice

Your possibilities become apparent immediately upon beginning our program. This is due to the strong ties and alliances that the Percy Jobs and Careers has formed with the New York State Departments of Labor and Education and with contractors willing to grant continuing education and on-the-job apprenticeship programs to those individuals the Center has qualified.

Qualified Training


The Alternative Employment Practice provides safe working conditions and habits by on-the-job training with related classroom instruction for skilled occupations: electrical, electronics, carpentry, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, plumbing, steam fitting, masonry, steelwork, waterproofing, roofing, operating engineering, and skilled laborer. Occupations available with new work processes in development are health care nurse aide, activity director, dining services, environmental services, home health aide, rehabilitative aide, medication aide, hospital maintenance worker, emergency medical technician, firefighter and other first responders, the list is virtually unlimited available through the library of the United States Department of Labor and the Library of Congress.

Working with the New York State Departments of Labor and Education, along with State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College, the Percy Jobs and Careers’ program for on-the-Job training and related classroom instruction allows training in the following skilled construction trades: carpentry, plumbing, steam and pipe fitter, Mason, steelworker, roofer, operating engineer, electrician, and skilled laborer.

The state’s public acknowledgement validates the program and the possibilities created for all workers. Today Percy is expanding its programs to include many new industries like Mechatronics and Renewable & Sustainable Energy.

Apprenticeships with Qualified Employers

Still002The Percy Jobs and Careers also forged partnerships with major employers involved in large-scale public works projects so our students can command real wages while they receive on-the-job training. Qualify for our program and you could be like Al Colen, who began the program as a Bricklayer and Mason. He was placed with the Atlas Roll Off, Inc. construction firm to help refurbish the Holland Tunnel. He helped complete a job which was originally scheduled to take two years in only nine months. Today he still works at Atlas Roll Off, Inc. Make his story your story.

Contact us today and see if the Percy Jobs and Careers program is for you.

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