Matt knew he wanted to work in the construction industry, he just didn’t know the best way to go about getting his foot in the door. By the time Matt had walked in our doors he had already spent quite a bit of his hard-earned money on a different training program and was happy to learn that we provided similar training – for free.
Early on we were able to convince Matt that he could reach his goals with a bit of hard work, and he caught on to that work really quickly. According to Matt, “After my first week I was really into it… This was the first time in my life where I was like, ‘Wow, I’m actually succeeding in something’ and my whole commitment came out for Portland YouthBuilders.”
Matt is currently training to be a scaffold erector foreman and is also a skilled drummer who performs regularly with a few local bands.