Grant: $519,199 - Department of Labor - Jul. 1, 2009
50% voted satisfied - 50% voted not satisfied - 2 vote(s) cast
Award Description: The Ulster BOCES YouthBuild Partnership will enroll two cycles of 23 students each to participate in our education and hands on job training youth development program. All participants will be between the ages of 16 and 24 and will have dropped out of high school prior to completetion. The students will be placed on alternate weeks in education or on-site construction training and will receive regular Leadership Development/Life Skills Training. Anticipated out comes are: 90% of students entered as basic skills deficient will improve one level in literacy or numeracy as measured by the TABE test; 85% will receive a certificate of attainment (GED or Industry Recognized Occupational Skills); 80% will be placed in employment and/or higher education; 80% will retain placement for three quarters following completetion.
Project Description: Although this project is currently in the 'start up' phase, the Ulster BOCES YouthBuild Partnership intends to enroll two cycles of 23 students for the YB-18976-09-60-A-36 YouthBuild award program. In a safe, healthy and supportive environment, the students will be divided into two teams and will alternate weeks between the education classroom and/or the housing construction training site. In the classroom, students will work at their own personal pace under the direction of a BOCES-provided NYS certified teacher to prepare for the GED examination, which they will take once they demonstrate achievement of the required eligibility. Our current housing construction training project being completed under our 2008 YouthBuild grant award, is a totally 'Green Built' project. For the 2009 YB-18976-09-60-A-36 YouthBuild award we intend to continue our Green Building initiative, providing the Ulster BOCES YouthBuild students with a unique opportunity to learn the skills of green construction. We are able to provide this fantastic training as a result of receiving CDBG and Housing Rehabilitation funds from the City of Kingston Community Development Agency. Students will also receive full-time case management to assist them with barriers to their success, Leadership Development/Life Skills Workshops, and the Ulster BOCES YouthBuild Job Developer will work with each student to ensure they are prepared for a job and/or entrance into an institution of higher education, once they complete the program. As stated above our anticipated outcomes are: 90% of students entered as basic skills deficient will improve one level in literacy or numeracy as measured by the TABE test; 85% will receive a certificate of attainment (GED or Industry Recognized Occupational Skills); 80% will be placed in employment and/or higher education; 80% will retain placement for three quarters following completion.
Jobs Summary: N/A (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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