The award-winning Phoenix Rising YouthBuild program is currently recruiting deserving young adults, ages 18-24, to take part in one of the next YouthBuild four projects, the first of which gets under way in January 2018.
Phoenix Rising participants must complete a two-week challenge course prior to being officially enrolled in the program.
Participants receive 16 weeks of hands-on classroom training designed to develop workforce skills that lead to successful employment. In addition, they have an opportunity to earn a high school diploma or GED, if needed, as well as industry-recognized certifications in construction and other occupations.
Phoenix Rising also involves construction of homes for deserving families in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Marion County.
Those selected will also receive weekly participation payments as well as support services and career counseling.
Apply Now: Call 352-732-1700, ext. 2293 or 800-434-JOBS, ext. 2293 or send an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Major program partners include CareerSource CLM and Eckerd Workforce Development, Habitat for Humanity, the City of Ocala, Marion County Board of County Commissioners, Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Neighborhood Housing and Development Corporation.
Phoenix Rising YouthBuild has become a national model of what communities can build when working together. It has earned recognition from the Florida League of Cities, National League of Cities, Harvard’s School of Business, and has received Habitat for Humanity International’s highest honor, the Clarence E. Jordan Award for creativity and innovation in building homes and communities.
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