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.
GED classes, educational programming and leadership development throughout the program.
Construction training in our lab for the first 12 weeks, and on a Habitat for Humanity site for the next 14 weeks.
Students have a chance to complete internships and job shadowing in the last 4 weeks of the program.
Leadership and 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.
- Transportation assistance
- Breakfast and lunch
- Tool belt and construction attire
- Monthly stipend
- 1 year of post-graduation support and services
- Caring and supportive community
- GED Certificate
- Multi-Craft Core Curriculum Certification (union-recognized credential)
- Flagger’s certification
- Forklift certification
- OSHA-10 certification
- First Aid/CPR certification
2019 had our largest graduating class with over 20 students completing the program and earning multiple construction field certifications. We’re excited to see what the future holds for these amazing youth!