YouthBuild Benton Harbor
YouthBuild, Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren, USDOL, United Way of Southwest Michigan, Bridge Academy of Southwest Michigan
Workforce Development Focus
Increasing number of healthcare workers
Workforce Issue Addressed
Attracting individuals to work in a healthcare profession
YouthBuild Benton Harbor is a program that offers vocational training for 16-24 year old students who lack high school diplomas and financial resources in a non-residential, community-based alternative education program. The vocational training is not specific to healthcare, but participants can earn their CNA certification. Participants in the 6-8 month program receive a daily stipend, connect with apprenticeships and/or employment and can earn their GED or high school diploma. The program is sponsored by Michigan Works! of Berrien, Cass and Van Buren, U.S. DOL and United Way of Southwest Michigan.