The 2013 UnderConstruction Summer Youth Construction Program is in full swing.
This year the interns -- ages 16-20 -- have been learning about construction careers in the model of apprenticeship: They are earning a paycheck while they learn skills. Throughout the summer, one crew of interns has been building a garage from start to finish in the Frogtown neighborhood of St. Paul. The second crew has been erecting fences and storages sheds.
In addition to on-the-job training and a paycheck, participants also receive instruction in construction math, site safety and financial literacy as they learn about being a good employee. All of the interns also received OSHA 10 certification from DLI's Minnesota OSHA safety and health consultants.
On Fridays, the interns attend field trips to apprenticeship training facilities such as the IBEW 110, Ironworkers, Laborers, Sheet Metal and Finishing Trades.
Read more about the UnderConstruction program in the Fall 2012 issue of DLI's Apprenticeship Works newsletter (PDF).