Building Community, Building Lives
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.