Program helps high school grads learn about building trades

Many youth want to go to college and others are looking for other options. YOACAP (Youth Outreach Adolescent Community Awareness Program), a project of the Urban Affairs Coalition, has several trade options like Carpentry, Finishing Trades Institute (FTI), Plumbing & Electrical that will help males and females gain entry into the building trade. These programs help individuals prepare for and take the exams, learn about building trade culture, and receive certification training. They also receive weekly transportation, tools, and a small monthly incentive as they reach specific YOACAP and Philadelphia Works benchmarks. Building Trades Training for 16-24 Year Olds.

To enroll in YOACAP’s building trade pre-apprenticeship, participants must either have their diploma, or be on track to earn it by June 2020. They must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to attend prep training classes and work experience sessions. Young people who like working with their hands, are good with math, critical thinkers and listeners are perfect candidates for these programs. Many building trades start their apprentices at $17 per hour, plus benefits. Let YOACAP help your family member or friend get into one of Philadelphia’s finest unions. Call 215.851.1968 today to enroll.


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