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Building Brighter Futures Together

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Are you 17 24 years old and interested in learning about a career in the Building Trades ?

YouthBuild champions young adults who aspire to improve their lives and communities by building the skills and resources to reach their full potential. Through hundreds of YouthBuild programs in the United States and around the globe, these young people pursue their education, prepare for future careers, and grow into community leaders – building brighter futures for themselves, and their neighborhoods.

Detroit at Work YouthBuild is a pre-apprenticeship construction program designed to help obtain nationally recognized credentials, career skills, and get hired for permanent employment.

You'll also rehab Detroit homes that will be sold or rented to low-income or homeless families.

YouthBuild is a family that helps you figure out where your life is headed. We set a realistic plan that represents YOUR ideas, goals, and capacity. 

If you're a resident of Detroit, Highland Park, or Hamtramck, and between the ages of 17-24, YouthBuild can give you access to multiple opportunities including:
  • A team that cares about you
  • Help getting your GED/High School Completion (if necessary)
  • Career Coaching
  • Paid training and hands-on experiencies
  • Construction and Safety Certifications
  • Assistance finding a job, internships & apprenticeships

The program uses the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) apprenticeship readiness curriculum. It is designed to introduce learners to construction trades, to help them pass apprenticeship exams, and to satisfy the skills and behaviors that are required by the unions and contractors. The goal of this standardized, comprehensive  120-hour plus construction course is to get more students into successful careers in Building Trades Registered Apprenticeships and employment 

Additional offerings from the program also include:
  • MIOSHA 10 Certificate
  • First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • OSHA 30
  • WorkKeys Preparation 
  • Job shadowing and on-the-job training opportunities 
  • Career Coaching and financial competencies
  • Housing, Transportation, Dependent Care, and more


Ready to apply? CLICK HERE.


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