© 2022 Western New York Public Broadcasting Association

140 Lower Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14202

Mailing Address:
Horizons Plaza P.O. Box 1263
Buffalo, NY 14240-1263

Buffalo Toronto Public Media | Phone 716-845-7000
WBFO Newsroom | Phone: 716-845-7040
Your NPR Station
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Wanted: High school dropouts to learn a skilled trade

YouthBuild.PNG
The Service Collaborative of WNY YouthBuild website
/

The Service Collaborative of Western New York, Inc is recruiting high school dropouts between the ages of 16-years-old and 24-years-old for its YouthBuild program.

WBFO's Jay Moran spoke with Robin Barker, a recruitment officer for YouthBuild about the program.

The WNY YouthBuild program allows students to earn a high school equivalency diploma and learn construction skills as well as a obtain a certification that could lead to a career.  The curriculum also allows recruits to pursue a job in the healthcare industry and teaches leadership development. 

The ultimate goal of the program is to provide students with an education and employable skills that could lead to a career or furthering their education.

YouthBuild is seeking 32 recruits for its program that begins early next year.

Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. - 10 a.m.