Man credits Hostos Community College's construction course for changing his life

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A new course offered at Hostos Community College is changing one man's life in the Bronx.

Jeremy Gonzalez has been working in construction for three months now, and he says he has Building Skills New York to thank. 

The non-profit has partnered with Hostos Community College to offer construction safety classes that fulfill the city's safety guidelines. 

Now, Gonzalez has his certification, allowing him to work in construction throughout the city, something he says has given him better opportunities in life.

"Right now, I'm doing pretty good at the job itself. My boss just gave me a raise, hard work does pay off, so you just try to be the best you can be. It's an amazing feeling," says student Jeremy Gonzalez.

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