Tuesday, March 05, 2019 2:00 PM ~ 3:30 PM ET

YouthBuild grantees have been incorporating Construction Plus programming since 2013, which allows for training in additional in-demand industries beyond construction.  Since the inception of Construction Plus, over 81 YouthBuild grantees have integrated this component into their YouthBuild program design.  The 2018 grant awards include the largest increase in programs proposing Construction Plus since the component was first offered.


Whether Construction Plus is a new program component or has been a part of your YouthBuild program for a number of grant cycles, it is imperative that YouthBuild grantees develop quality training pathways that align with effective practices such as hands-on work experience, in-demand employer pipelines, industry-recognized credentialing, and quality career pathways for youth participants through quality placements in advanced training, employment, and apprenticeships.

At the completion of this webinar, participants will:

  • Learn what Construction Plus is and is not;
  • Understand the Construction Plus Framework for pre-apprenticeship;
  • Review key considerations for program alignment to the Construction Plus Framework;
  • Identify the required Construction Plus program elements; and
  • Explore promising program practices to ensure participant success.


Jeff Hunt, Workforce Analyst, US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration


Vanessa Bennett, Senior Manager, Career Pathways, YouthBuild USA

Jenn Smith, YouthBuild Director , U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

Phoebe Reeves, Assistant Director of Technical Assistance , YouthBuild USA

Mary McRae, Coaching Manager, YouthBuild USA