Construction Trades

YBLouisville students have the opportunity to build housing for low-income families and individuals in our community while getting career counseling and leadership training that will lead to college or employment. YouthBuild is completely different than a regular high school shop class. Your training starts in the classroom, but then quickly moves off campus to a local job site. Our students will learn about all aspects of residential construction on a real job site, gaining hands-on experience with power tools, deconstruction, foundations, framing walls and roofs, installing doors and windows and interior finishes, siding, and painting. As a pre-apprenticeship program, YouthBuild can help students gain direct entry into many local construction apprenticeship programs while providing the following certifications:

  • PACT Certificate
  • First Aid/CPR Certification
  • HAZMAT Certification
  • OSHA 10 Certification                                                                                                                  NEXT >>>>