Youth Build: Teaching Young People Carpentry Skills

Here is how you can learn to be a builder. Start by signing up for the Youth Build program offered by the City of Raleigh and Wake County. The City of Raleigh has partnered with the North Carolina Home Builders Association (NCHBA) and Wake County YouthBuild program to offer this opportunity!

The program provides students with classroom and hands on training taught by Home Builders International (HBI) Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Training (PACT) certified trainers. The courses are held quarterly and taught using the HBI PACT curriculum. Graduates of the Youth Build program will be presented with a completion certificate. This certificate will show that you are ready to enter the construction field as a skilled worker. There will be opportunities for you to get your GED and on the job training. 

To qualify for this program, you must be between 16-24 years old and reside in one of these Raleigh zip codes; 27604, 27601, or 27610. There are stipends available while you take the course and during on the job training with Habitat for Humanity.

We have been partnering with NCHBA since 1996 to provide a training course on basic carpentry skills since 1996. Since its beginning, 1085 students have been in the program and 885 students have entered into construction job.

You too can start a career that offers many rewards. For more information or to sign up please contact Olivia at 919-578-3255.