Apopka-based non-profit AMIkids Orlando is dedicated to helping kids discover the potential within them, transform their lives and strengthen the community. AMIkids empowers them through care and guidance to reach that potential and, as a result, break the cycle of failure and poverty.
Now, they are helping out with summer work that could easily transition into a career.
In partnership with Lennar Homes, AMIkids is sponsoring a free Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Program at John H. Bridges Community Center on Wednesdays (10 am-noon) beginning June 8th.
The program will include education, training, and certification that can be used in various areas of the construction field. The target age group for the program is 18-24 years old.
Participants will receive $300 upon completion of the program.
Careers in construction offer career stability, higher salaries, and an opportunity to work with new technologies. More women and minorities are choosing jobs in construction, too, making the industry more diverse.
Despite the labor shortage, construction needs are on the rise. To meet housing needs and to future-proof our cities and infrastructure, more construction is needed in the future. Simply said, construction needs are growing steadily, and if you’re looking to enter a new industry with untapped potential, construction could be your answer.
About AMIkids Orlando
Founded in 1991, AMIkids Orlando is a private non-profit, staff-secure day treatment facility. The program operates during regular school hours, serving both boys and girls who have committed a variety of non-violent offenses. The staff works together with our kids and their families to address issues both in the home and in the student's neighborhood and help our kids to work through their issues and gain the needed skills to return to their families and communities. AMIkids has helped over 2,500 kids transform their lives and despite our kids averaging over ten arrests each prior to enrolling in our program, 70% of our kids do not re-offend within the first year of completion.
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