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YouthBuild Program on NPR!

The Disconnect: America's Youth Crisis, Part 3 - Program Aims to Empower Disconnected Youth in Rural Communities

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Posted On: 8/24/2017 1:20 PM

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Sign Up for the WorkforceGPS Member Directory!

It takes just a minute, and will give you the opportunity to network with your peers, reconnect with someone you met at a conference, or ask questions of an expert.

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Posted On: 8/16/2017 11:11 AM

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Recognizing Native American Heritage Month

From R. Alexander Acosta, United States Secretary of Labor

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Posted On: 11/8/2017 1:31 PM

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New WorkforceGPS Collection: Performance Reporting

WorkforceGPS is proud to announce the release of its latest collection, Performance Reporting . This is a centralized collection of information for Performance Reporting-related policies and resources for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration’s (ETA) employment and training programs.

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Posted On: 11/14/2017 10:17 AM

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Highlight Your YouthBuild Program During National Apprenticeship Week

It’s National Apprenticeship Week! Another great time to showcase the great work of our YouthBuild programs. 

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Posted On: 11/14/2017 8:51 AM

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Youth Cohort Challenge: Short Applications Due December 15, 2017

Is effectively engaging and retaining OSY a challenge in your local area? How would you like to be part of a diverse and dynamic group consisting of participants from around the country that focuses on tackling this issue head-on?  Apply now to participate in the Youth Cohort Challenge.

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Posted On: 11/27/2017 12:16 PM

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Four-year college not for you? There are many pathways to career success

While college remains a goal for many, advocates are pushing other options that provide youth, such as Soria, experience and credentials for high-demand jobs.They include everything from short-term certificate programs to structured apprenticeships from institutions, such as the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee, Yakima Valley Community College and Perry Technical Institute

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Posted On: 6/5/2017 3:17 PM

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Newly Updated: Construction Training at a YouthBuild Program

The revision of the Construction Handbook was done to ensure that DOL YouthBuild Grantees have the most relevant and up-to-date information in hand for sustaining a well-managed and compliant work site. 

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Posted On: 11/1/2017 7:01 AM

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National Apprenticeship Week 2017!

Mark your calendars for November 13 - 19, 2017 as we will celebrate the third annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW).  

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Posted On: 10/19/2017 1:44 PM

WorkforceGPS Is Taking Your Relationship to the Next Level; Chat (Beta Version) Now Available!

The DOL YouthBuild Community of Practice knows you've been in love with WorkforceGPS for a while now, and things are getting pretty serious.  That's why we're excited to help you take things to the next level and introduce you to Chat.

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Posted On: 10/27/2017 8:05 AM

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Gen 2 Gen Summer + DOL

The #Gen2GenSummer Challenge is part of’s Generation to Generation campaign, a national effort to inspire adults over 50 to make a positive difference in the lives of children and youth.

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Posted On: 5/2/2017 3:33 PM

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Local YouthBuild leaders take on national roles

Two students from Randolph County Housing Authority (YouthBuild North Central in Elkins) have been elected to the program's National Young Leaders Council.

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Posted On: 9/5/2017 11:56 AM

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Four-year college not for you? There are many pathways to career success

When he wasn’t studying for the high school diploma he’ll get next Friday, 17-year-old Alvaro Soria of Toppenish was helping build a home for Habitat for Humanity. The work is part of the YouthBuild program, which provides job training in construction for Lower Yakima Valley youths ages 16 to 24. For Soria, it’s one step toward his career goal: becoming an electrician after attending Perry Technical Institute.

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Posted On: 9/14/2017 3:12 PM

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Scholarships are Available!


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Posted On: 5/8/2018 11:52 AM

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U.S. Department of Labor Announces YouthBuild Funding Opportunity

On May 21, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor announced $85 million in grants to support and expand YouthBuild programs across the country. YouthBuild, a pre-apprenticeship model, provides at-risk youth ages 16-24 with education and occupational skill development to obtain employment in construction and other in-demand industries.

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Posted On: 5/21/2018 11:29 AM

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Upcoming Webinar- Sustainability: Partnership Development and Diversification of Funds

Register Now U.S. Department of Labor YouthBuild is one source of funding for YouthBuild, but should not be considered the sole or primary source of funding.  Strong programs diversify funding and build strong partnerships on the local, regional, state, and federal level to bolster the stability that DOL YouthBuild funding provides.  

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Posted On: 7/23/2018 8:57 AM

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National Apprenticeship Week 2018!

This November 12 – 18, 2018 we will celebrate the third annual National Apprenticeship Week and we want this year’s celebration to be bigger and touch even more communities.

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Posted On: 10/12/2018 11:29 AM

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Upcoming Webinar: How to Successfully Integrate and Implement the YouthBuild Construction Component

Register Now This webinar will highlight strategies and promising practices to integrate and strengthen the construction pre-apprenticeship component into the overall YouthBuild model.  

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Posted On: 5/28/2019 3:14 PM

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Upcoming Webinar: Leadership Development Approach and Strategies

Register Now Join us to learn from the Department of Labor's YouthBuild technical assistance provider, YouthBuild USA, about their Leadership Development (LD) approach, innovative LD practices at YouthBuild programs, and existing developmental leadership theories and frameworks. 

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Posted On: 4/16/2019 1:56 PM

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Upcoming Webinar: Substance Use, Trauma and Other Challenges

Register Now This presentation will provide YouthBuild grantees with information, resources, and strategies to launch and maintain effective case management and supportive services for program participants. The role and responsibilities of a Case Manager will be reviewed and/or clarified and best practices regarding maintaining participant case files will be shared. 

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Posted On: 5/30/2019 10:12 AM

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YouthBuild Grant Opportunity

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), announces the availability of approximately $85 million in grant funds authorized by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) (Pub.  L. 113-128) for YouthBuild. 

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Posted On: 6/21/2019 1:39 PM

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National Apprenticeship Week

This nationwide celebration showcases the impact apprenticeship programs have on closing the U.S. skills gap and preparing the American workforce for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

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Posted On: 11/13/2019 8:42 AM

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Upcoming Webinar: Incorporating Service into Your Construction Plus Programming and Placement

Register Now During this webinar, presenters from the AmeriCorps team at YouthBuild USA will provide context for, and share the benefits of, embedding into your Construction Plus (C+) pathways.   

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Posted On: 9/17/2019 9:33 AM

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Upcoming Webinar: Using Mentoring for Employer and Alumni Engagement

Register Now During this webinar, DOL YouthBuild grantees will learn how the evidence-based YouthBuild mentoring (YBM) model supports alumni engagement, employer engagement, placement, and retention, as well as how DOL YouthBuild programs can develop the YBM model at their sites. YouthBuild programs will also learn how they can prepare for, participate in, and take advantage of National Mentoring Month, which takes place in January, 2020.

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Posted On: 8/6/2019 7:44 AM

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The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: Investments in Youth Work Experiences

This brief examines how Congress and the Department of Labor have improved efforts to provide youth work experiences under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

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Posted On: 8/13/2019 7:47 AM

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Upcoming Webinar: A Day in the Life of a DOL YouthBuild Job Developer

Register Now During this webinar we will walk through the typical daily duties of the YouthBuild job developer (also called a placement specialist or career specialist) role, from mental toughness/orientation and active programming through placement.  Duties covered will include employer engagement, participant education and training activities, work experience development, transition to placement, and placement retention. 

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Posted On: 7/18/2019 12:01 PM