SER YouthBuild

SER’s YouthBuild program follows the established national YouthBuild model and integrates individualized GED instruction with hands-on construction training, both of which lead to credentials that increase employability. The program also develops the youth’s leadership skills and readiness for post-secondary training opportunities and the workplace through a combination of service learning projects, career development training and exploration activities, and the-construction worksite component. Participants will make a tangible, positive impact in their community by building affordable housing for residents in need. This experience builds their confidence and sense of commitment to the community, while developing the inter-personal and “soft” skills that they need to be successful.

Program Details

  • Intensive six-month program
  • Scheduled Monday-Friday
  • Combination of basic skills and construction skills training
  • Hands-on training
  • Work experience
  • Leadership development
  • Community service-learning
  • Career exploration
  •  Career development

Program Benefits

  • Increased employability
  • Development of skills needed to enroll into credit-bearing college level courses or apprenticeship programs
  • Development of critical communication and networking skills
  • Understanding the importance of social impact through civic engagement

Locations

Southwest Detroit
SER Workforce Center
5200 Stecker St
Dearborn, MI 48126

For more information, please visit the SER Workforce Center, call (313) 945-5200 ext. 4200 or click here to fill out the program inquiry form.

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