Working on Table SawJob Point’s YouthBuild program provides income-eligible youth

  • 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 and Randolph County between the ages of 17-24 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.

Eligibility ReqCarpentry Studentuirements

Participants must be 171/2 – 24 years of age at enrollment AND a high school dropout AND one of the following:

Current or former foster youth
Youth or adult offender
Youth with a disability
Child of an incarcerated parent, OR
Migrant youth
OR a high school Graduate/Equivalent recipient with low basic skills.




Collaborating Partners

Job Point
Carpenters Local 1925 and Local Laborers 955 Unions
Central Missouri Community Action
Central and Northeast Region Workforce Investment Boards
City of Columbia
Columbia and Moberly Area Chambers of Commerce/REDI
Columbia Housing Authority
Columbia Public Schools Adult Education and Literacy
Local Colleges and Human Service Providers
Parent Link
Providence Bank
13th Judicial Circuit Court
Veteran’s Administration Hospital
Woodcrest Chapel
Youth Empowerment Zone

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.

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