In 2013, Department of Labor (DOL) YouthBuild grantees began implementing the Construction Plus (C+) model. This packetprovides an overview of strategies and promising practices from DOL YouthBuild programs in their C+ program design, implementation and partnerships. A variety of in-demand C+ industries are highlighted, in addition to the successes, challenges, and recommendations for C+ program integration.

The goal of this resource is to help grantees develop a strong understanding of the C+ model and framework and to offer recommendations and guidance for forming and sustaining strong partnerships, recruiting and retaining youth participants, and successfully placing participants into work opportunities after graduation.