Construction Program Helps Students Build a Better Future

To help the graduates of the Success Training Employment Program as well as the community at large, we recently partnered with Valencia College’s Accelerated Skills Construction Program. The Construction Program met for six weeks at our Orlando UP Center, where students spent time both in the classroom and on a simulated job site learning site safety, construction math, proper tool usage and project planning. Seven students—two of whom were also STEP graduates—earned certifications to help them excel in the growing construction industry.
“The Construction Program helped me prepare to not just get a job, but a career that will help me reach my long-term goals.” –Mabry
Following graduation at the end of August, Mabry and many fellow students had already been connected with interview opportunities in the field. Thank you to Valencia College and instructors Mike Hill and Pete Henkels for your partnership in offering this worthwhile course.