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Fostoria YouthBuild trains youth, helps community

Fostoria YouthBuild trains youth, helps community

Great Lakes Community Action Partnership is now recruiting young adults for its Fostoria YouthBuild program that begins this July.

The program provides construction training, life skills, GED preparation and other workforce experience through classroom learning and hands-on construction. Part of the program includes youth crews working to repair and rehabilitate vacant houses in Fostoria as they earn money through the program and prepare for the future. The program is open to young adults ages 18-24 who reside in the City of Fostoria.

For young men and women looking to learn skills that can lead to a rewarding career and make a difference in their community, Fostoria YouthBuild is the program for them, said career coach John Page.

“YouthBuild is an opportunity for youth to earn a paycheck, help improve their community, educate themselves, and gain skills that will help them later in life,” Page said.

Fostoria YouthBuild is one of many nationwide YouthBuild programs in other communities, and is funded by a U.S. Department of Labor grant administered by the Area 7 Workforce Development Board and operated by GLCAP.

Those who are interested in the program are encouraged to call 1-800-775-9767 or visit

The program is also looking to hire a construction supervisor to help with on-site construction training. The position is 32-plus hours per week and offers benefits. Details are available at

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