Front Row: Julie DeSimone, Ken Bowling, Stephen Cardi II, Anthony Leone, Richard Pecorelli, Joseph Sabitoni (not pictured, Paula McFarland, David Rampone)
Joseph M. Sabitoni
Executive Director, New England Laborers' Training Academy
Joseph (Jay) M. Sabitoni is credited as one of the original task force members to assist in developing the NEL/CPS Construction Career Academy
As a board member, Mr. Sabitoni's certification and educational background as a teacher, coupled with his experience and leadership in the Construction Technology Industry, has allowed him to contribute significantly to the Construction Career Academy's growth and success.
was integral in developing the Construction Craft Laborers' Program at the Academy in which students interested in the Construction Technology field have a direct career pathway into the Construction Craft Laborers' Apprenticeship program upon graduation.
Mr. Sabitoni currently serves as Executive Director of the New England Laborers' Training Academy in Pomfret, Connecticut.
Mr. Sabitoni began his career as a Construction Craft Laborer in 1983.
Upon graduation from Providence College in 1987 with a B.S. in Health Services Administration, he continued his career with Laborers' Local Union 271 and rose through the ranks holding the position of steward, foreman, and general foreman on numerous projects in the Rhode Island area.
He was then hired as a NELTA Instructor and later became its Training Director.
Prior to his
position with the Laborers' Training Academy
, Mr. Sabitoni
taught science in the Johnston Public School District
holds numerous seats on various boards and committees, which promote the safety and health for workers in the construction industry.
role on the NIEHS
Hazardous Waste Advisory Board has gained him national recognition for his
work in the areas of nuclear power plant demolition and anthrax remediation.
In October 2009, Jay was recognized by the Connecticut Association of General Contractors as the "Educator of the Year" for his work in construction safety training.
has also been instrumental in developing numerous Construction Craft Laborers' programs in various vocational and technical high schools and junior colleges throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York. (Back to Top)