Youth Construction Program

Youth Construction Program: Building a Career in Construction

About YCIP:

The Youth Construction Initiative Program (YCIP) is an on-the-job-training program for vocational bound students. It is designed to afford 11th and 12th graders, especially minorities, females and the economically disadvantaged, an opportunity to explore careers in heavy highway construction.


  • Prepare minority, female, and low-income high school students with job skills in the heavy highway construction trades
  • Provide students with training for securing driver licenses
  • Create opportunities for highway construction work and apprenticeship training upon graduation

Program benefits:

For Students:

  • Provide students with pre-apprenticeship training in heavy highway construction trades
  • Increase the percentage of students placed in heavy highway construction or related employment upon graduation
  • Provide career counseling regarding heavy highway construction trades
  • Provide one-on-one attention to students
  • Improve reading, writing, and math skills
  • Teach job search and interviewing skills
  • Introduce seniors to potential employers and paid apprenticeship programs
  • Provide students with paid summer internships in highway construction trades

For Employers:

  • Provide trained, skilled workforce ready for employment and apprenticeship programs in the heavy highway construction industry

Wait! Look at what else we provide!

Learn and Earn:

  • Safety Equipment
  • Tools
  • Driver Education Training
  • 10-Hour Certified OSHA Safety Training
  • Resume Writing and Interview Skills
  • First Aid and CPR Training
  • Paid Summer Internships
  • Monthly Stipends

For students, YCIP offers the opportunity for a challenging and rewarding career in highway construction.

For the industry, YCIP ensures that the need for construction workers will always be filled.

For more information, contact your local site coordinator.

YCIP Program Director

Ladan Alomar
Centro Cívico of Amsterdam, Inc.
143-145 East Main Street
Amsterdam, New York 12010
(518) 842-3762

YCIP Administrative Assistant
Ivonne Ramos
(518) 842-3762

YCIP Sites:

Amsterdam - Amsterdam High School
Albany - Abrookin Vo-Tech Center
Buffalo - Academy School at 44
LaFayette - LaFayette High School
Newburgh – Newburgh Free Academy
Rochester – Edison School of Applied Technology
Troy – Troy High School
Utica – Proctor High School

Contact us by email, telephone or by visiting our agency at:
143 -145 East Main Street
Amsterdam, New York 12010
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Telephone: (518) 842-3762
Facsimile: (518) 842-9139


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