Job Point’s YouthBuild program provides income-eligible youth with the following opportunities:

Adult Education and Literacy
High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) Preparation
Construction Training (residential carpentry)
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 to 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

1. Between the ages of 16 and 24 on the date of enrollment; AND

2. Member of a low-income family, a youth in foster care (including youth aging out of foster care), an offender, a youth who is an individual with a disability, a child of an incarcerated parent, a homeless youth, or a migrant youth; AND

3. School dropout, or an individual who was a school dropout and has subsequently re-enrolled

Up to, but not more than, 25% of the participants in the program may be youth who do not meet criteria 2 or 3 above, but they MUST have low basic skills; or have been referred by a local secondary school

Collaborating Partners

Job Point
Carpenters Local 1925 and Local Laborers 955 Unions
Central Missouri Community Action
Central Missouri Workforce Investment Board
City of Columbia
Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture
Columbia Chamber of Commerce/REDI
Columbia Housing Authority
Columbia Police Department
Columbia Public Schools
Great Circle
Local Colleges and Human Service Providers
Missouri National Guard
Providence Bank
13th Judicial Circuit Court
University of Missouri Extension
Veteran’s Administration Hospital

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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