CONSTRUCTION CAREER FAIR SET FOR AUGUST 18 & 19

CONSTRUCTION CAREER FAIR SET FOR AUGUST 18 & 19

 The AmeriCorps Self-Sufficiency Housing Resource Center at the Utica Municipal Housing Authority and community partners will sponsor a free construction career fair for City of Utica residents on Thursday, August 18 and Friday, August 19 at the Mohawk Valley Community College theINCubator, 326 Broad Street, Utica.    The Career Fair will be held Thursday, August 18 between 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Friday, August 19 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  Persons need to attend only one of the two dates.  Refreshments, giveaways, construction training demonstrations, information, and interviews will be offered to participants.

Utica residents seeking training or jobs in the construction industry are invited to attend.  The construction fair will help local developers and contractors find persons interested in working on affordable housing and other commercial and residential projects in the community.   Construction companies throughout the United States are facing a shortage of trained workers needed for both residential and commercial projects.

In addition, the fair is an effort of the Utica Municipal Housing Authority HUD Section 3 Initiative to identify residents interested in construction training, apprenticeship programs, and employment related to the Roosevelt Residences Project.   Located in the Cornhill neighborhood of Utica, the Project will be located across eleven (11) scattered sites and will   consist of twenty-five (25) buildings housing fifty (50) units of affordable housing.  Various opportunities in certain construction trades could start as soon as the spring of 2017.

The fair is a collaborative effort of the Housing Authority, City of Utica, Norstar Development USA, Oneida County Workforce Development, Workforce Investment Board, Mohawk Valley Community College, Central New York Labor Council, Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency, BOCES Consortium of Continuing Education,  Rescue Mission of Utica, and other partners to connect residents interested in construction employment with local training programs and employers.   Local construction training programs are offered at Mohawk Valley Community College, BOCES Consortium of Continuing Education, Workforce Investment Board, local unions, and the Rescue Mission of Utica Skills for Success program. CONSTRUCTION CAREER FAIR

No appointments are necessary. Persons are encouraged to bring their resumes. Attendees can learn about construction training programs and can discuss career paths and future opportunities with the participating companies. Area construction companies can participate in the job fair by contacting Michael Williams at 735-5246 ext. 25 (cnyhirc@gmail.com) or John Furman at 315-982-3731 (jfurman@uticamha.org).    Participants are encouraged to register online at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/construction-career-fair-tickets-26815165883. The Facebook event pages are:  August 18:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1809393709293731/

August 19:   https://www.facebook.com/events/1635985910047849/

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UTICA MHA SEEKS BIDS FOR ROOSEVELT RESIDENCES PROJECT

UTICA MHA SEEKS BIDS FOR ROOSEVELT RESIDENCES PROJECT

 

The Utica Municipal Housing Authority announced today its single prime General Contractor, Norstar Building Corporation, will be soliciting bids for the Roosevelt Residences affordable housing development.  The housing authority is encouraging local companies, particularly New York State Certified MBE/WBE and Section 3 firms, to bid on the project.

The project consists of 25 new, wood framed buildings, including 23 two family homes, 1 four family home, and a Resident Center.  Upon completion, there will be 50 new apartments on 11 sites within the City of Utica located in the Corn Hill neighborhood including the site of the former Roosevelt School.  The project will be financed by a combination of federal, state, and private grants and loans and construction will start later this year.  Individual bid packages include general trades, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, and fire protection.

Norstar Building Corporation and the Utica Municipal Housing Authority will conduct two public informational meetings to discuss the bid packages and answer questions.  Both of these meetings will occur at the Chancellor Apartments Community Room located at 417 Bleecker Street; Utica, on the following dates:

Wednesday, July 20 at 1:00 PM

Thursday, July 21 at 10:00 AM

All bids are due no later than Friday, August 12 at 5:00 p.m. and should be submitted to Norstar Building Corporation,  200 South Division Street; Buffalo, NY 14204.  To arrange to receive bid packages, please contact one of the following:

Joe Redmond – email:  jredmond@norstarus.com

Phone: (716) 847-1098 Ext. 18. Cell: (716) 228-9313

Tom Ostoyich – email: tostoyich@norstarus.com

Phone: (518) 431–1051 Ext. 203,  Cell: (518) 701-8614

New York State Certified MBE/WBE and Section 3 Business participation is strongly encouraged, as this project is committed to meeting New York State and the Utica Municipal Housing Authority’s MBE/WBE and Section 3 Workforce and Business goals.  Bidders are advised that by submitting a signed bid proposal they are agreeing and committing to the MBE/WBE, Section 3 and EEO requirements which are a part of this project.  This project is tax exempt and it is also subject to Davis Bacon residential wage requirements.

Roosevelt Residences Legal Services Request For Proposal

Roosevelt Residences Legal Services RFP

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UTICA MHA GIVES LAPTOP AWARDS TO 16 GRADUATING SENIORS

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UTICA MHA GIVES LAPTOP AWARDS TO 16 GRADUATING SENIORS

 

The Utica Municipal Housing Authority has presented laptop computers to 16 high school seniors from the Daniel Daniels, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Award.

The Proctor High School seniors, who are also residents of Utica Housing Authority developments, received the computers during a ceremony at the Chancellor Apartments on July 16.  The scholarship was created this year to honor the memory of Daniel Daniels, Jr., who worked at the housing authority for more than 30 years in its Modernization Department.

The purpose of the scholarship is to reward high school seniors living in affordable housing for their successful completion of high school. Providing laptops to seniors will help to ensure their success in in all walks of life.

Eleven of the 16 students plan to attend Mohawk Valley Community College, while the other five will be pursuing employment and other educational options.  The graduates receiving the laptops were:   Shamso Jeilani, John Gonzales, Aiyana McDowell, Zachary Vega, Kenneth Pacheco, Nedim Alkaz, Elisa Heredia, Jacob Santiago, Tat’yana Voytovich, Juan Gonzalez, Trevan Heyward, Daniel Doughtry, Denzel Torres, Olga Stadnik, Alexander DeJesus Garcia, and Stephan Kichuk.

Please find the attached photo.  Left to right.  Top row:  Utica MHA Board Member Demaris Maldonado, Board Member Nancy Simbari, Board Chairperson David Williams, Board Member Mark Kelly, Board Vice Chair Louis Parrotta, Board Member Christopher Salatino, Thomas R. Proctor High School Principal Steven A. Falchi.  Second Row: Elisa Heredia, Shamso Jeilani, Nedim Alkaz, Trevan Heyward. Third row:   Board Member Linda Mesagna, Jacob Santiago, Aiyana McDowell, John Gonzalez, Tat’yana Voytovich, Olga Stadnik, Kenneth Pacheco. Those unable to attend were:  Zachary Vega, Juan Gonzalez, Daniel Doughtry, Denzel Torres, Alexander DeJesus Garcia, and Stephan Kichuk.

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