Construction Training

Youthbuild

Youthbuild USA is a national program and there are roughly 260 individual programs throughout the nation. Through Youthbuild, low income out of school youth, ages 16-24, are given the opportunity to earn their high school diploma or GED while also learning valuable construction trade skills through the rebuilding of houses, playgrounds, and community centers.

The local program is run by Kinexus in partnership with the Department of Labor and our participants are able to improve their neighborhood by increasing the availability of safe, affordable housing. Our participants in Youthbuild then go on to find meaningful,fulfilling employment, armed with an education they may not have received otherwise.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 16-24 Years Old
  • In need of a high school equivalency¬†diploma

Supportive Services We Offer:

  • Transportation assistance
  • Housing assistance
  • Employment connections
  • Personal documentation
  • Professional skills training
  • Counseling services

If interested in learning more about the opportunities YouthBuild can offer or to see if you are eligible for enrollment, please contact Ontaygo Johnson at johnsono@kinexus.org or 269-927-1064 ext. 1145.