Five years of hard work culminated in the form of a diploma, a happy family and a higher paycheck for Jackson Heights resident Walter Mora last week, after he graduated from the SUNY Maritime College in the Bronx’s apprenticeship program.

The program, run by non-profit Oriska Jobs and Career Center, aims to afford disadvantaged communities career opportunities and training in fields such as plumbing, electrical work and steam fitting, among other trades. Read more

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