CBY is a YouthBuild program for low-income youth providing
- Adult Education and Literacy
- General Equivalency Diploma (GED) Preparation
- Construction Training (residential and highway/heavy)
- Job Search Preparation
- Job Placement Assistance
- Leadership Opportunities
- Twelve Months of Follow Up Post Graduation
Priority is given to candidates living in Columbia’s inner city between the ages of 16-24 without a high school diploma. Through on-site construction training, single family style homes are built for sale to low-income families in Columbia’s Ward 1 area, and local infrastructure is improved through road and bridge construction. The traditional time period of participation in YouthBuild is 6 – 9 months, depending on the academic performance of each individual.
Carpenters Local Union 1925
Central Region Workforce Investment Board
Job Point is an equal opportunity organization.
Auxiliary aides and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability or ownership. This solution is copyrighted by the institution that created it. Internal use, by an organization and/or personal use by an individual for non-commercial purposes, is permissible. All other uses require the prior authorization of the copyright owner.
Columbia Builds Youth is now part of a national study, designed to learn the ways in which YouthBuild programs, like this one, help young people complete their GED or HS diploma, gain construction and vocational training, and find work. Not all interested and eligible individuals will be able to enroll in the program. Participation in the program will be determined through a random selection process, similar to picking names from a hat. Participants are chosen completely at random, without consideration of factors such as personal background, race, or gender. Everyone has an equal chance of getting into the program. To have an opportunity to enroll in the program, a potential participant will need to attend an information session where he or she will hear more about the program and about the study, be given an opportunity to ask questions and decide formally whether to participate.