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  • Is YouthBuild for you?

    YouthBuild is a program for youth, ages 17-24, who still need their diploma.  This FREE 6-month program pays students $500 a month to earn a construction pre-apprenticeship certificate as they finish their high school diploma (or prepare for the GED).   In addition, YouthBuild students can earn the following certificates:

    • OSHA 10
    • Forklift Operation
    • First Aid/ CPR

    Not only can students gain valuable skills in general construction, but students can also earn specialized certifications in welding through our partnership with the Las Positas Welding Program.  

    With YouthBuild, you have options:

    As a NABTU certified pre-apprenticeship readiness program, all YouthBuild participants, not only learn from experts in the field, but also, have the opportunity to:

    • participate in job shadows in a variety of fields
    • apply for internships to explore new careers
    • build a resume and gain new experiences
    • visit local industry training centers 
    • learn how to find a job and keep it!

    Further, all YouthBuild students have access to a full-time Job Placement Specialist.  This means YouthBuild students have support to find the right job, up to 12 months after they graduate from YouthBuild.

  • Apply Today!

    Join the YouthBuild team and start your career in construction and more TODAY!

    It's your choice:

    Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Readiness Program (the next session starts September 26th):

    This program offers basic skills in general construction. Students in this program have the opportunity to enroll in the AM or PM session. In addition, all participants will enroll in one academic session to insure they complete their diploma or GED.

    Welding Apprenticeship Readiness program (the next session starts January 9):

    This program enables students to enroll in Las Positas welding classes, which take place in the afternoon. In addition, participants will enroll in a PM Academics session so that they may complete their diploma or GED.

    Informational session Monday September 19 @ 5:30 @ Del Valle High School

    The next session Starts September 26th- Only 5 Spots Left

    Here is how to apply: 

    Complete the online application 


    Download a PDF  to print out an application

    Completed applications can be emailed to Sara Subbiondo ssubbiondo@lvjusd.org


  • For more information, contact:
    Sara Subbiondo, YouthBuild Project Manager
    (925) 960-2999

    Or complete this YouthBuild Interest Form

    LVJUSD YouthBuild received a competitive $1.5 million grant at 75% funding from the U.S. Department of Labor to administer our YouthBuild program. LVJUSD and its partners provide a 25% match contribution toward the YouthBuild Grant. LVJUSD YouthBuild is an equal-opportunity program and auxiliary aids & services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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