Building Community, Building Lives

Green Construction

Students in our green construction training programs build an average of three energy-efficient affordable homes each year which are sold to low-income families. Our students learn about all facets of green residential construction on the jobsite, gaining hands-on experience with excavation, pouring foundations, framing walls and roofs, installing interior finishes, and painting.

We offer two separate construction training tracks:

Our YouthBuild program lasts up to 12 months and combines vocational training and academics for youth aged 17-24 who have dropped out of high school.

Our Bridge program provides an 11-week long intensive construction-only training for high school graduates aged 18-26.

PYB is a pre-apprenticeship program approved by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, giving students preferred entry status to many local construction apprenticeship programs. PYB is a licensed general contractor and a member of the US Green Building Council and Cascadia Green Building Council.

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PYB Main Campus

4816 SE 92nd Ave

Portland, OR 97266

Map & Directions

Phone: 503-286-9350

TTY/TDD: 1-800-735-2900

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