Advisory Council

The BDCA Advisory Council

Our Advisory Council consists of members who represent the construction business and CTE industry, labor organizations, and practitioners within the building trades, of whom share a working knowledge of the job tasks and competencies required for related occupations, related labor market needs, and courses necessary to meet these needs. They provide advice in the design, development, delivery, evaluation, and continuous improvement of our Career and Technical Education programs. They meet on a regular basis and oftern participate in professional development activities to help support our CTE students and instructional staff.

The Bronx Design and Construction Academy works closely with the Career and Technical Education Division at the New York City Department of Education which manages strategic partnerships between schools and corporations across several career clusters.

The two Commissions that the BDCA subscribes to are as follows:

Engineering Architecture and Robotics Commission seeks to provide educational and training opportunities for students in a sector in which employers need highly skilled workers. It is chaired by Denise Richardson, Executive Director of The General Contractors Association of New York.

Construction and Sustainability Commission supports a diverse range of CTE programs from traditional trades such as plumbing and electrical to emerging areas such as historical preservation arts, green building and architecture. The commission is chaired by Nicole Bertran, Vice President, Edward J. Malloy Construction Skills Initiative.