Community and Business Development News

Community and Business Development - Sept. 28, 2015

YouthBuild Winston-Salem, a job-training program for high school dropouts, is accepting applications for its next class. Interested citizens can come to Belview Recreation Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Fridays to learn more about the program and receive assistance with applying. The center is located at 2800 Burgandy St.

YouthBuild Winston-Salem is a nine-month program that offers eligible high school drop-outs the opportunity to get paid while they earn their GED and receive training and certification in a construction trade, nursing assistance, pharmacy technology, facility maintenance, or advanced manufacturing.

All YouthBuild participants also receive a personal development plan as well as assistance after they complete the program to find a job or continue their education.

To be eligible, applicants must be a high-school dropout without a GED and be between 16 and 24 years old on the date of enrollment.

Applicants must also meet at least one of these requirements: live in a low-income household, be a current or former foster youth, have a disability, be the child of an incarcerated parent, be a youth or adult offender, or be a migrant farm worker youth.

Information and an application for YouthBuild construction trainee positions is posted under the Jobs link at the top of To apply for other trainee positions or for more information call (336) 397-7770 or send an e-mail to

2800 Burgandy St. Winston-Salem NC 27107


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