YouthBuild OIC

YouthBuild-OIC (YB-OIC)

The offices will be closed to all student and classroom and on-site activities are suspended in an effort to follow the recommendations on social distancing.  Participants can contact their instructors Wednesday, March 18, 2020, for more information.

Las oficinas estarán cerradas a todas las actividades de los estudiantes en el aula y en el lugar en un esfuerzo por seguir las recomendaciones sobre el distanciamiento social.   Los participantes pueden ponerse en contacto con sus instructores el miércoles 18 de marzo de 2020 para obtener más información.

YouthBuild is a community-based pre-apprenticeship program that provides job training and educational opportunities for at-risk youth ages 16-24 who have previously dropped out of high school. Youth learn vocational skills in construction, as well as in other in-demand industries, such as manufacturing and welding. Youth also provide community service through the required construction or rehabilitation of affordable housing for low-income or homeless families in their own neighborhoods. Youth split their time between the vocational training work site and the classroom, where they earn their GED, learn to be community leaders, and prepare for postsecondary training opportunities, including college, apprenticeships, and employment. YouthBuild includes significant support systems, such as mentoring, follow-up education, employment, and personal counseling services; and participation in community service and civic engagement.

 YouthBuild OIC Participant Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Is between the ages of 16 and 24 on the date of enrollment; and                                                                           
  2. Is a member of a low-income family, and/or a youth in foster care (including youth aging out of foster care), and/or an offender, and/or a youth who is an individual with a disability, and/or a child of an incarcerated parent, and/or a migrant youth;              
  3. Is a school dropout or an individual who was a school dropout and has subsequently reenrolled (as provided in WIOA Sec. 171(e)(1) Eligible Participants); and                                                                                                                                                
  4. Legally authorized to work in the US.

YouthBuild Yakima received $1.1 million from a grant awarded under the US Dept. of Labor Employment and Training Administration. The project is 100% funded by federal dollars.

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