Thursday, June 25, 2015 3:00 PM ~ 4:30 PM ET

The DOL YouthBuild Construction Plus program offers occupational skills training in high-demand industries in addition to construction skills training for those programs that have been previously-funded and demonstrated their success in the difficult work of construction training. The Department of Labor has offered the Construction Plus option to grantees since 2012 and now has three grant classes of information on how to implement this program addition.


Full publication title: YouthBuild 2015 Webinar Series: Anatomy of a DOL YouthBuild Construction Plus Program: How to make it work and succeed

In this webinar, two Region 5 DOL YouthBuild Construction Plus sites will share their structure, curricula, benchmarks, certifications, partners, and placement options. Guest presenter site staff and graduates include:

  • Sojourners Care Network, who offer two Construction Plus pathways: 1) Logistics training with certification from Manufacturers Skill Standards Council and training delivered by Pickaway-Ross training center, including work experience at Sojourners Care Network’s recycling center, and 2) Welding with preparation for a variety of pipe welding certifications, and training delivered by the Ohio Strategic Training Center;
  • Community Action Inc. of Rock and Walworth Counties, who offer training and certifications in health care and customer service.


Jeff Fite, YouthBuild Director, Sojourners Care Network

Nicole Ditzenberger, Employment and Training Program Manager; Community Action Inc. of Rock and Walworth Counties

John Ramstad, Community Programs Director; Community Action Inc. of Rock and Walworth Counties

Mary McRae, U.S. Department of Labor YouthBuild TA Coach

Connie Ferris-Bailey, U.S. Department of Labor YouthBuild TA Coach

Kathy Moxon, Director of Rural and Tribal Initiatives, YouthBuild USA

Phoebe Reeves, Associate Director, Technical Assistance, YouthBuild USA

Jack MacLennan, Federal Project Officer, Region 5 – Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor