Workplace, Inc. Youthbuild

Workplace, Inc. Youthbuild: This is one of the projects that the Recovery Act funded through YouthBuild to focus on the energy-efficient building construction and retrofit industries. In Bridgeport, Youthbuild participants will have the opportunity to earn the Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Training (PACT) of the Home Builder's Institute (HBI).  Participants who earn a PACT certificate have the entry-level skills to secure entry-level employment in their chosen trade (carpentry, electrical, plumbing, landscaping, masonry, and facilities maintenance. Completion of the YouthBuild program will qualify participants to enter an apprenticeship in the Carpenter's Union Local 210 as a second year apprentice. 

Connecticut's Numbers
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Number of jobs created or saved by the Recovery Act:


Recover Act funds made available to support jobs:

$4.4 Billion

Recovery Act funds that have already been spent:

$3.0 Billion

Number of working families receiving tax relief that can be put to use immediately:


Number of Recovery Act-backed small business loans :


Miles of highway improved across the state:


Number of clean energy projects :


Number of homes that will be weatherized :


Number of students getting Pell Grants to help pay college tuition:


Number of education jobs funded by the Recovery Act:



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