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Our YouthBuild New Britain team shares our best practice partnership model at the USDOL/ETA YouthBuild USA Peer to Peer convening in Boston June 5th and 6th.   

YouthBuild New Britain


at the New Britain-American Job Center - 260 Lafayette St, New Britain, CT

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New Britain YouthBuild Ceremony of Completion April 13, 2017

Capital Workforce Partners’ New Britain YouthBuild program held a Ceremony of Completion on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at HRA to honor participants aligning their Vision to Action.  New Britain YouthBuild  gives New Britain youth ages 17-24 the opportunity to get their High School Diploma or GED while gaining occupational skills training and certifications in the construction sector.  On this day we celebrated the completion of 19 students who are now equipped to be gainfully employed in a robust industry or continue on to pursue post-secondary education.   Check out YouthBuild’s Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/NewBritainYouthBuild/ to see more information about this program.  Capital Workforce Partners thanks the Honorable Erin Stewart, Mayor of New Britain for her keynote speech encouraging the graduates to stay in touch and be part of the solution of improving the quality of life in their city.  We also thank Human Resource Associates (HRA) for hosting the event in their facility and for their partnership in making programs like YouthBuild so successful.  We would also like to the CT Department of Labor, Deputy Commissioner, Kurt Westby and Joseph P. Toner, Hartford – New Britain Building Trades Council President, for their remarks encouraging students to keep going, as this is only the beginning of their journey.       

Photos from New Britain YouthBuild Ceremony of Completion May 18, 2016

The New Training area for New Britain YouthBuild is 70 High Street.  
Orientations are held just around the corner at 260 Lafayette Street.

Check out the New Britain YouthBuild Facebook page!

May 2015 New Britain Youth Build Graduation Video

The New Britain YouthBuild project will provide construction training to 70 New Britain youth without a high school diploma or GED. Participants will be trained using the nationally acclaimed Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) model where they were learn basic academic skills in the context of the skills necessary to be successful in construction industry.

Upon completion of the program, YouthBuild participants will have accomplished the following:

  • earn industry recognized credentials;
  • earn a GED or equivalent;
  • achieve literacy and numeracy gains;
  • advance to post-secondary education, a registered apprenticeship or employment;
  • retain education or employment for a minimum of 9 months;
  • the recidivism rate for court-involved youth will be less than half the national average

At the end of the New Britain YouthBuild project, the youth will have constructed five (5) single family affordable houses located in the following neighborhoods: Willow St., Fairview Street and Newington Avenue.

Victor Colon (l) is 18 years old and has come to the YouthBuild New Britain program to begin building his future. He is looking forward to earning his High School Diploma/GED. Victor is a father who has a dream to become a construction worker; making a great salary to support his family and help his son have the best life possible.

Jose Abreu (m) is 21 years old and a High School graduate. He has come to the YouthBuild New Britain program to build a career as a Carpenter/Painter.  He is a highly motivated young man and a natural team leader. He has been voted to the position of Chairman, by his peers, to head their Youth Service Council.  He comes to YouthBuild New Britain program with a strong work ethic; never making excuses and always ready to collaborate and build connections.

Heriberto (Eddie) Cajigas (r) CT Department of Labor, Jobs Funnel Program Manager