City Proposes New Computer Center at Old Fordham Library – Norwood News

City Proposes New Computer Center at Old Fordham Library – Norwood News

The second floor of the Old Fordham Library building, located at 2556 Bainbridge Avenue in Fordham Manor, is slated to be converted into a Computer-Based Testing and Application Center (CTAC) for city jobs.
Photo by Miriam Quiñones.

The City’s department of administrative services (DCAS) has proposed to Bronx Community Board 7 (CB7) to convert the second floor of the currently vacant Old Fordham Library, located at 2556 Bainbridge Avenue in Fordham Manor, into a new computer-based testing and application center (CTAC), to facilitate more opportunities for a wider number of local candidates to apply for City jobs.

At the latest Bronx CB7 housing and land use committee meeting, on Feb. 9, the agency proposed relocating the Bronx’s current CTAC, located at 1932 Arthur Avenue in Crotona, to the Fordham Library location, and judging from the discussion that ensued, the committee appeared to broadly support the project outline, at this stage.

In all five boroughs, CTACs are community-based centers used for the purpose of taking civil service exams. “Our centers are the start of the pathway to employment with the City,” said Barbara Dannenberg, DCAS’s deputy commissioner for human capital, during the committee meeting. “It’s a place where folks come in and chat with our knowledgeable staff and learn what jobs the City has to offer.” She
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