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Goodwill Celebrates Graduation of 2nd Cohort of YouthBuild Greenville

Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina will hold a Completion Ceremony on Friday, April 21st at 10:00 am to recognize five members of the YouthBuild Greenville program who have successfully completed the program. The ceremony will take place at the YouthBuild Greenville campus at 45 E. Main Street in Greenville.  

YouthBuild Greenville, funded by a $1.08 million grant from the United States Department of Labor, offers out-of-school youth ages 17-24 free services, including GED instruction by certified teachers, occupational skills training for the construction industry and the opportunity to receive certification. In addition, participants receive paid work experience opportunities at Habitat for Humanity build sites, leadership training and community service activities, and other supportive services. 

The curriculum includes three months of GED instruction and classroom construction training, and three-to-five months of build site work experience. Upon successful completion of the program, participants are prepared for employment in the construction industry.  

Friday’s ceremony will recognize the following participants:  Jordae Abdul-Ahad, Anthony “Sean” Chaney, Eduarda “Carmen” Ellington, Shilo Galvan, and Keondrick Webb.  Each of the five participants being recognized has earned a GED; four of the five also earned a certificate from the Home Builder’s Institute.  

Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina helps people become independent through education and training leading to employment.  Last year, Goodwill placed 11,149 people into employment through its job training programs and Goodwill Job Connection services. 

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