Future Build Great Falls is a comprehensive 10-month job-focused education and training program for at-risk and re-entry individuals living below the federal poverty line. Focusing on construction trades training with five core components weaved throughout the curriculum in addition to the hands-on training, individuals who successfully complete the 10-month program will receive the following credits and stackable credentials:
· JobSite Ready Construction Basics Micro-credential
· OSHA Training Certification
· Flagger Training Certification
· CPR Training Certification
· Work Ethic Training Certificate of Completion
· Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Certification
· Up to Eight (8) College Credits
· Job Placement Transitions
The Future Build Great Falls framework focuses on five core components weaved throughout the curriculum and hands-on trainings.
1. Education: Individualized and group instruction through experiential, hands-on, and problem-based learning that prepares participants for the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) and/or post-secondary training or apprenticeship opportunities. Participants can be awarded prior learning assessment toward credit in post-secondary education or for pre-apprenticeship training. Digital literacy skills for work and life success are also embedded in all program components.
2. Construction Training: Using National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum, participants engage in construction training on campus and working with Habitat for Humanity building homes.
3. Work Ethic & Job Training: Demonstrating job readiness and work ethic training to be an interwoven foundation for all aspects of life is provided. The training is based on the seven values in Bring Your “A” Game to Work. Incorporating Attitude, Attendance, Appearance, Ambition, Accountability, Acceptance, and Appreciation are pre-requisites for success in any field, any job, and any industry. Employability skills for job-readiness is absolutely essential for participants to meet their goals.
4. Leadership & Community Service: Providing an active council and leadership design to expand participant’s knowledge of local service organizations, community needs, and how important teamwork, collaboration, and partnerships are reinforced throughout the program. By practicing good citizenship, participants achieve greater self-awareness and they learn how to lead effectively, how to be a positive voice when faced with diversity, and how impactful their involvement can be for systemic change.
5. Career Development & Case Management: Providing guidance, community building, and goal setting is a key component. Participants work with a case manager to develop strategies to map out short- and long-term goals, wrap-around services needed, and next-step career/educational pursuits. Career Development encompasses assessments for interest and aptitude, career awareness/research, knowledge of local labor market, financial literacy, and time management. Participants also produce resumes, cover letters, engage in mock interviews, can job shadow, and have employment transition opportunities. Stipends or paid training availability may be explored with each participant utilizing qualifiers partner programs currently have in place. Examples include WIOA Youth Employment & Training and the various funding sources from Department of Labor & Industry through Great Falls Job Service.
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