NC Organization Receives $1M Grant to Train Low-income Youth in Construction

Raleigh's youth work-training program will offer construction-related education and on-the-job training while helping to build affordable homes for low income families

The News & Observer

Capital Area Workforce Development (CAWD), a Raleigh, NC, organization that runs youth programs, has received a $1 million United States Department of Labor grant to establish a youth work-training program to train low-income young adults in the construction trades.

The program will offer construction-related education, on-the-job training and job placement. CAWD hopes to serve 60 young adults ages 16 to 24 years old in high poverty areas, specifically the 27604, 27610 and 27601 zip codes.

In addition to helping youth in the area, the grant will also help the community since the program participants will be building affordable housing for low income families.

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