The YouthBuild Honolulu program is administered by the City & County of Honolulu's Youth Services Center. In this program, low-income young people ages 16 to 24 work full-time for 6 to 24 months toward their GED's or high school diplomas while learning job skills by building affordable housing in their communities. Emphasis is placed on leadership development, community service, and the creation of a positive mini-community of adults and youth committed to each other’s success. Students may earn AmeriCorps education awards through their home building and other community service. At exit, they are placed in college, jobs, or both.
The YouthBuild students completed a 9-week Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training (PACT) program at CTC-Pacific. Training consisted of Basic Principles for Construction, First Aid & CPR w/AED, OSHA 10-Hour, Fundamentals of Green Building, Introduction to Facilities Maintenance, and Job Readiness courses.
Mahalo to our education sponsors - 1st Look Exteriors, Hawaii Energy Connection, and Simpson Strong-Tie Co., who took time out of their busy schedules to familiarize the students with their line of work.