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  • Construction Manual front
    Posted 5/15/2019 12:37 PM by Lisa Reddy

    Construction, a core component of YouthBuild, provides youth participants with hands-on work experience as they pursue an industry-recognized construction credential. A strong construction program must adhere to the pre-apprenticeship model to ensure successful implementation.  The pre-apprenticeship model allows for integration of the training component into the educational and leadership components of YouthBuild.

  • DOL YouthBuild Resource Image
    Posted 4/16/2019 1:24 PM by Lisa Reddy
    The Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA) and the Role of Career One-Stops
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    Posted 4/16/2019 1:19 PM by Lisa Reddy
    According to a survey on adverse childhood experiences by the National Survey of Children’s Health, “almost half the nation’s children have experienced at least one or more types of serious childhood trauma.” As YouthBuild practitioners, you’ve seen this first hand in your programs. Note the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s definition of trauma:
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    Posted 4/16/2019 1:13 PM by Lisa Reddy
    Problem Based Learning: Collaborative, Student-Driven Learning in Real-World Contexts
  • For Instructors
    Posted 4/16/2019 1:09 PM by Lisa Reddy

    (Written by Jason Marshal, Director of Education at YouthBuild USA)

    YouthBuild instructors are working to help YouthBuild learners reach higher standards on GED (General Educational Development), HiSET (High School Equivalency Test), TASC (Testing Assessing Secondary Completion), and high school diploma assessments across the country.  New tests more closely aligned with Common Core State Standards(CCSS) require educators to incorporate a range of instructional shifts into their classrooms.

  • Apprenticeship Toolkit
    Posted 4/16/2019 12:30 PM by Lisa Reddy
    Connecting to Registered Apprenticeship Pathways for YouthBuild raises awareness for YouthBuild program staff in understanding Registered Apprenticeship, the benefits of creating a Registered Apprenticeship career pathway for youth, and methods for developing and strengthening partnerships that will advance participants’ transition to advanced training and employment with livable wages.
  • DOL YouthBuild Resource Image
    Posted 4/15/2019 2:52 PM by Lisa Reddy
    Many YouthBuild programs depend largely on one or two funding sources, which makes it challenging to sustain the program for long-term growth. Programs can be at risk of having to reduce services or even having to close when major sources of funding are lost.  Successful YouthBuild programs have diversified funding sources and have established solid partnerships with other local community-based organizations that provide similar services.
  • Young Leaders at Table
    Posted 4/11/2019 5:47 PM by Lisa Reddy
    Leadership development is a core element of the YouthBuild model. YouthBuild program staff are charged with deepening their understanding and adoption of positive leadership development practices that support participants and alumni to have positive outcomes.  Developing leadership skills better prepares youth participants to successfully transition into and through post-secondary education and career training. 
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    Posted 3/25/2019 2:35 PM by Lisa Reddy
    Case Management: Keeping YouthBuild Participants and Staff Focused on Teaching, Learning, and Positive individual and Community Empowerment

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    Posted 3/12/2019 12:36 PM by Lisa Reddy

    This month’s newsletter will focus on Construction Plus (C+) and the Construction Plus Framework. For DOL YouthBuild programs, 2019 is quickly becoming known as “the year of Construction Plus” and with more YouthBuild sites running C+ programming, it is an important time to review the C+ program model and its accompanying framework.