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YouthBuild Boston, Inc.
  • 27 Centre Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
  • 617-445-8887
  • Vocational Skills Training
Building Trades Exploration Program
Program activities:

Skills Training: This intensive program includes both classroom and on-site construction training. Classes include OSHA 10 certification, CPR certification, and NCCER training. Work-site training includes construction techniques in both rehabilitation and new construction. All instruction includes “green” training techniques. Training is designed to lead to full-time construction positions, apprenticeship opportunities in union-level jobs, weatherization technician positions, and other related employment.

Academic Training: Provides 6-9 months of programming preparing to take and pass, the HiSET exams to earn their High School Equivalency Credential. Additionally, participants participate in a life skills curriculum aimed at developing work readiness skills (communication, teamwork, etc.), job development, financial literacy, and service-learning and receive case management, success coaching, and supportive services throughout their time in the program, as well as post-program.

For more information about YouthBuild Boston or to apply visit:

Program is offered in: English
Participant demographics:

young people aged 17-24 who do not have a high school diploma. Low-income residents of Boston.

Anticipated number of SNAP participants per year: 12
Total hours: 20
Program duration: 39 weeks
Rolling Admission: Yes
Number of cycles: 3
Program start dates: September/October, February/March, June/July
Sample schedule:
HoursActivity TypeMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
8am-2pm (week A)Skills training
8am-2pm (week B)HiSET prep classes
Other Schedule Information: Participants rotate academic and vocational Instruction, participating in one, every other week.
Is the program offered remotely? Possible, but not typical
Is public transportation available? Yes

Location information:

10 Burrell Street, Roxbury, MA 02119accessible via public transportation
Additional information about location:

10 Burrell Street, Roxbury, MA 02119, accessible via public transportation
other sites for service and training – TBD

Other requirements: do not have a high school diploma
Program is CORI friendly? No
Anticipated outcomes: HiSET Certificate, OSHA 10, First Aid/ CPR certification, NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) Certification
Other outcomes: Employment/Promotion, Industry skills gain, Successful participants are eligible for dual enrollment at local community colleges and can move on to advanced training or entry-level jobs in the field.

Participant Supports:

Participant Support CategoryAll participantsAs needed
DTA SNAP Transportation Support
DTA SNAP Child Care Referral
Are there any out of pocket expenses for the participant? No
Do participants receive any pay? Stipend
Other, please explain: A Bi-Weekly stipend. Participants have the opportunity to achieve increases as they achieve benchmarks.

Contact Information

Program code: YBB-VT-BTE
ABAWD Qualifying? Yes