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YouthBuild project aids high school dropouts

By The Columbian
Published: December 2, 2015, 7:03pm

Clark County residents ages 17 to 24 who dropped out of high school may qualify for a free education and training program to obtain a GED or diploma and job-related skills.

YouthBuild participants must be interested in earning a high school diploma or GED and in gaining job skills and work experience.

Information sessions for YouthBuild are from 4 to 5 p.m. Dec. 9, 15 and 29, and Jan. 6 and 15 at Partners in Careers, 3210 N.E. 52nd St.

To register, contact Sam Capeloto at 360-696-8417, ext. 110, or sam@swwpic.org.

YouthBuild participants will have the opportunity to:

• Obtain their GED or high school diploma.

• Earn two nationally recognized construction certifications.

• Participate in building a Habitat for Humanity house for a family in need.

• Receive services including preparation for job, college and career.

Led by the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council, YouthBuild is a collaboration of nonprofit partners including Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, Partners in Careers, Vancouver Housing Authority and WorkSource.