New York launches a new Thruway Authority Skilled Trades Scholarship Program aimed at recruiting qualified students pursuing a career in the trades and increasing workplace diversity. The Thruway Authority will collaborate with New York State schools offering programs in various trades such as carpentry, electrical, HVAC and plumbing, and provide students the opportunity to jumpstart their career with the Thruway Authority while gaining valuable on-the-job skills training. Ten students will be selected in the pilot program this year.