Tyrone Kindell, Jr., a 26-year-old Mattapan native, is the new head of Building Pathways, a pre-apprenticeship program sponsored by the Building and Construction Trades Council of the Metropolitan District.
As program coordinator, Kindell will oversee operations of the initiative, which aims to connect minorities and women to careers in the building trades.
“Tyrone will do great things with Building Pathways,” Brian Doherty, general agent of the council, said in a statement. “With his personal work ethic, ability to connect with people, and his family’s deep roots in the labor movement, he shares the values of working people. I look forward to working with him to expand the size and the reach of the program.”
A member of the Plumbers Union 12 for seven years, Kindell is a graduated of Catholic Memorial High School, where he was also a substitute teacher.
As part of his duties, Kindell will oversee community outreach and recruitment for the program.
"I am grateful for the opportunity,” Kindell said in a statement. “I am proud to follow in the footsteps of my father, a 30-year union plumber, and to play a small part in ensuring access and opportunity to underrepresented communities.”
The Building Pathways program represents a partnership between the Building and Construction Trades Council of the Metropolitan District, the Boston Housing Authority, Action for Boston Community Development, and the Construction Institute.
The Building and Construction Trades Council of the Metropolitan District is comprised of 20 member locals, which collectively represent thousands of workers in the Greater Boston area.