Are you interested in learning construction and leadership skills, building homes, and accessing well-paying employment? Are you a high school drop-out who wants to get your HSED/GED? If so, Cream City YouthBuild may be for you!
Cream City YouthBuild prepares young adults for careers and employment in the construction industry through a focus on attaining a high school diploma and construction skills while receiving exposure and access to employment in the construction trades. YouthBuild occupational skill training provides industry-recognized construction credentials. Participants work on construction sites acquiring construction and life skills through a combination of hands-on learning and mentorship. Services include industry-supported curricula, credentialing options, and tutoring.
Proof of YB Eligibility (in last 6 months)
Milwaukee County resident, ages 16 – 24 (Prefer 18/older)
U.S. citizen or resident alien who is permitted to work in the U.S.
HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT or GRADUATE (25% exemption rule for graduates - Youth enrolled under the 25% exemption rule must have a High School diploma, GED or other state recognized equivalent, must be Basic Skills Deficient [testing at or below 8th grade level in Math and/or Reading], and not enrolled into any Post-Secondary education)
And be an individual who is one or more of the following:
1. Low income as described by WIOA - LOW INCOME (Have an annual household income that is less than 70% of the federal poverty guideline for the household size and or proof that they reside in a High Poverty Area -Documentation of household income is required) AND/or
2. A current or former foster youth AND/or
3. A youth offender AND/or
4. An adult offender AND/or
5. A youth who is an individual with a disability AND/or
6. Migrant Youth AND/or
7. Youth is a child of an incarcerated parent