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YouthBuild Construction Training Manager

Posted: 08/06/2023

Position Title:         NWGHA YouthBuild Construction Training Manager
Reports To:              YouthBuild Director

**This is a grant-funded position with an anticipated grant end date of September 30, 2026, with the possibility of the grant being renewed by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Position Summary
The Construction Training Manager is the primary expert on the construction trades and training and is responsible for running an essential part of the NWGHA YouthBuild program. Reporting to the Program Director, the Construction Training Manager will be responsible for the on-site and off-site construction training and instruction of NWGHA YouthBuild students enrolled in the program. He/she will teach curricula to students for certification. He/she will devise and implement a curriculum that prepares students for both the soft skills and hard skills required to be successful in the in the construction industry, and involve outside professionals to work with the students on various skills. He/she will develop strong relationships with contractors and sub-contractors willing to allow our students hands-on construction training on actual worksites.
Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a detailed construction training curriculum and schedule integrating the HBI PACT curriculum, classroom instruction, construction lab training and worksite training opportunities; Be willing to obtain trainer credential.
  • Coordinate and monitor the progress and quality of work of young adults 16 – 24 years old.
  • Provide oversight of the on-site construction training by ensuring that trainees get consistent and adequate skills training; helping to set standards for appropriate behavior and ways to handle problems on the construction site; and ensuring work-site safety, learning of safety procedures, and proper construction techniques.
  • Ensure quality instruction of construction skills including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, brick masonry, landscaping, painting and finishing, building construction technology, HVAC, and solar installation.
  • Be responsible for overall safety enforcement to include OSHA safety standards.
  • Assist in the evaluation of student knowledge and skills in construction. Participate in the development of project-based curriculum that includes construction.
  • Maintain accurate files documenting the construction projects for each school year.
  • Implement and accurately maintain a system to track student’s progress and assess their skills and abilities.
  • Maintain accurate inventory of all tools, supplies, and equipment.
  • Select, order, store, issue and inventory construction lab equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Serve as a mentor to YouthBuild trainees by exhibiting integrity and professional at all times.
Qualifications : Experience and Education
  • High school diploma or Equivalency required.
  • At least 5 years of experience in the construction industry or related field.
  • Knowledge of OSHA safety standards          
  • Experience working with low-income at-risk young adults preferred.
  • Up to date knowledge of standards and skills for success in the construction industry.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to relate to a wide range of issues, people, and institutions.
  • Ability to multi-task and work well as part of a team