CAREERS IN CONSTRUCTION

Are you 18-24 years of age and have not completed High School or obtained a GED? No job? No training that will land you a job?

YOUTHBUILD TACOMA MAY BE THE ANSWER!


>> Want to learn more? Come to a Information Session <<

held every Tuesday
at 2pm in the Reach Center Lobby
Located at 714 S. 27th St.

WHAT IS YOUTHBUILD?

YouthBuild Tacoma provides young people ages 18 – 24 the opportunity to learn job skills in the construction trades, along with life skills and leadership. YouthBuild helps motivated young adults transform their lives and become leaders in their community. You’ll earn your GED, learn construction skills, earn certifications, and receive leadership training, all in a 30-week program. Graduates will be a entering a booming construction industry job market where applicants are in high demand.

WHAT YOU CAN EARN:

  • GED Certificate
  • Multi-Craft Core Curriculum Certification (union-recognized credential)
  • Flagger’s certification
  • Forklift certification
  • OSHA-10 certification
  • First Aid/CPR certification

WHAT YOU’LL HAVE ACCESS TO:

  • Transportation assistance
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Tool belt and construction attire
  • Monthly stipend
  • 1 year of post-graduation support and services
  • Caring and supportive community

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING:

  • EDUCATION: GED classes, educational programming and leadership development throughout the program.
  • HANDS ON TRAINING: Construction training in our lab for the first 12 weeks, and on a Habitat for Humanity site for the next 14 weeks.
  • WORK WITH MENTORS: Students have a chance to complete internships and job shadowing in the last 4 weeks of the program.
  • LEARN TO LEAD: Leadership community service are core components of the program as well, and students will have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and achieve education and career goals.

Ready to Build Your Future? Here are the steps to take:

  1. Fill out an online application or give us a call.
  2. We’ll contact you to schedule an interview and determine eligibility
  3. Participate in 2-week introduction called Foundation
    • Interested students are oriented to the program in this 2-week period prior to enrollment. Students will get to know our staff and each other, participate in team-building activities, learn the program guidelines, and experience what it’s like to be a YouthBuild student. It is important to be on time, ready to learn and participate during Foundation. Since our program is a 30-week commitment, we want to be sure it is the right fit for each student. If a student does not complete Foundation or decides not to enroll in program, we will refer them to another program or resource that is a better fit.
  4. Program enrollment or referral
    • There are a set number of slots for each crew and the selection process can be competitive.  If you are not selected, program staff will provide feedback and connect you with other programs.
    • Fill out an online application or give us a call.
    • Fill out an online application HERE
    • Call us at 253-254-4959 or email youthbuild@goodwillwa.org

Meet the Team

Emily Slagle
Program Manager

Ronisha Hamilton
Success Coach

Haley Anderson
Employment Specialist

Michaela Woodmansee
Outreach & Enrollment Coordinator

Caitie Geoghegan
Construction Trainer

Rich Jones
Construction Coordinator

Patrick Smolinsky
GED Instructor


FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUTH BUILD TACOMA:

Contact Michaela Woodmansee, Outreach & Enrollment Coordinator
714 S. 27th Street, Tacoma, WA
youthbuild@goodwillwa.org | 253.254.4959

This project is funded 80% by a $1.1 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. This program is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program and Auxiliary Aids and Services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. 29. CFR 37.34

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