Green Opportunities’ YouthBuild program creates construction career pathways for young adults

YouthBuild student Kymadree Ruff (left) practices making accurate measurements with instructor and YouthBuild program coordinator Eric Howell.


Last month, Green Opportunities kicked-off the second of three planned cycles of its new YouthBuild training program, a tuition-free pre-apprenticeship program designed for out-of-school youth in Buncombe County. Ten young adults ranging in age from 16 to 24 are enrolled in the latest YouthBuild training cycle; 80% of the participants are teenagers, and 40% are women.

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