Building Trades Exploration
vocational training program for young adults with high school diploma who want a career in the construction industry
academic and vocational training program for young adults without a high school diploma
after school and summer program for high school students interested in architecture and design
corporate engagement and community service volunteer program
Building Trades Exploration Program
This 6-9 month academic and building trades program is for young people aged 16-24 who do not have a high school diploma. Program participants gain exposure to the fields of carpentry, plumbing, electrical, landscaping, and facilities maintenance while earning their HiSET.
All Participants Receive:
A Bi-Weekly Stipend
OSHA 10 Certification
Lead Safe Certification
First Aid/CPR Certification
2A/1C Hoisting Training
Signal Rigger Certification
Successful participants are eligible for dual enrollment at local community colleges and can move on to advanced training or entry-level jobs in the field.
Pre-Apprentice Training Program
This 12 week program is for young people aged 18-24 who already have their high school diploma or equivalent, and are interested in starting a career in the building trades. Students gain field experience on real construction sites to ensure that they are ready for employment in the field upon graduation.
All Participants Receive:
- A Bi-Weekly Stipend
- OSHA 10 Certification
- Lead Safe Certification
- First Aid/CPR Certification
- 2A/1C Hoisting Training
- Signal Rigger Certification
Successful graduates apply to union apprenticeship programs or gain entry level placements in the building trades.
The Designery Program
Our 7 to 10 week sessions are geared toward high school students who want an enriching after-school experience. Students are paid a bi-weekly stipend while they hone fundamental graphic, modeling, and design-thinking skills through real design projects for non-profit clients around the city.
Outstanding and mature students participate for several semesters, and receive internship opportunities with professional design firms in the Boston area.
The Designery program offers pro-bono student design services, as well as subsidized professional design services for other non-profits.
U-Build Service Program
Through this volunteer and corporate engagement initiative, our one-day service events allow employees of socially responsible corporations to make a difference in Boston's undeserved communities.
Our service partners are non-profit friends and neighbors of YBB who are in need of improvements such as building repairs, painting, new outdoor furniture, landscaping, or general cleanup.
A typical service event sponsored by the corporate partner costs between $8,000 and $10,000, and includes all materials, tools, rentals, assembly instructions, carpenter guidance, and volunteer kits.