YouthBuild is one of our many youth programs offered at SERJobs! This program was created by the U.S. Department of Labor and SERJobs administers the program in the Houston area. We provide the opportunity for young adults to earn their GED, learn on-the-job skills, and improve their lives.
After finishing the program, they will receive a nationally recognized job-ready certification; this will help them get any job they are qualified for nationwide. Teachers provide individualized support for each Youthbuild student to help them achieve their educational goals. Youthbuild staff guide Youthbuild students and provide them with the necessary abilities to enter professional life.
There are about 300 YouthBuild programs nationwide; this helps adolescents have the chance of gaining an education and job skills that will help their community. This program specializes in earning while learning; like most SERJobs training, while students are completing their GED, they have the opportunity of working in real-life scenarios for in-demand industries. In addition, this helps them be prepared with the necessary skills for after graduation.
“I joined YouthBuild to get a certificate as an electrician. So far, it’s going great; I like going to the job site and learning and getting to meet new people,” said one YouthBuild student.
Know a student interested in applying? The application is easy, there are only a few steps! First, students have to submit their applications on our website. Then, after 24 to 48 hours, a Youthbuild career coach will contact the student to guide them with any extra information needed and determine if they are eligible. How is someone qualified? They have to be 16 to 24 years old. Have to be from a low-income household and dropped out of high school. After you meet with your career coach and are guided through the process, the student will be invited to pre-cohort testing; this will take place a week before the next cohort begins. All cohorts starton a rolling basis.
For more information and application visit the Youthbuild webpage.