Are You 18-24 Years Old and want to learn a career-ready skilled trade?

YouthBuild offers industry accepted Pre-Apprenticeship certifications for sought after skilled trades

that are needed to fill many of the open jobs throughout Michigan. These jobs offer good wages, benefits and the opportunity to advance in the workplace.

YouthBuild is a collaborative project with Greater Habitat for Humanity (GJHFH). This collaborations addresses the additional need for affordable housing, economic education and self-sufficiency.

To be eligible for YouthBuild participants must have left school at some point in the past and are willing to enroll in a GED or diploma earning program. Other requirements could include being homeless, earning at or below the poverty level, or living in circumstances that challenge their ability to gain an education.  

YouthBuild is a 9-10 month program where participants can earn certifications in the following skilled trades:

  • Carpentry
  • Electrical
  • HVAC
  • Landscaping
  • Masonry
  • Painting & Finishing
  • Plumbing 
  • Weatherization


Develop leadership skillsYou can earn while you learnLearn hands-on construction skillsAcquire Pre-Apprenticeship certificationsYou can help build a home with Habitat for HumanityHelp you gain marketable skillsCan provide skills that can help build a brighter futureProvide a path to an apprenticeship program

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