Northcott Neighborhood House has become a major center of job training for the construction trades with our Fresh Start program for young adults and our Milwaukee Builds program for adults. These programs provide job training, educational enhancement, and actual construction experience. In addition, the outcomes include family homes designed for lower and middle class families.
Participation in Northcott programs is free. Programs, training, and education include:
- Milwaukee Builds – (For ages 24 and older) Participants in this program are taught construction skills by an experienced supervisor and work on rehabbing foreclosed homes, deconstructing homes with raze orders and various community improvement projects. In addition to construction training, crewmembers receive various certificate trainings in Asbestos, Lead Safe Renovator, Hazardous Materials and others. Participants are paid $8 to $10 per hour.
- Fresh Start – (For ages 18 - 24) Participants are provided training and employment skills over an 18-month period. 50% of the training slots are reserved for participants who’ve been incarcerated and are currently under supervision by DOC. The project focuses on new construction and certificate trainings in Asbestos, Hazardous Materials, Lead Safe Renovator, and others. Participants are paid $7.25 to $10 per hour.
- Gorman Northside Homes Initiative – This program is building 40 rent-to-own homes in the Metcalfe Park and North Division neighborhoods. Participants are paid a minimum $11.50 per hour.
- All participants receive training and certification in state-certified Asbestos Supervision, entry level construction skills, HAZMAT, Lead-Safe renovation, and Pre-Apprenticeship Certification.
- Milwaukee Area Technical College provides educational services in Math for Carpenters, Building Materials and Cabinet Making, Energy Efficiency and weatherization standards, and Solar Panel installation. All participants in Northcott training programs without a high school diploma or GED are required to participate in efforts working towards earning their GED.
Participants may fill out or pick up an application at Northcott Neighborhood House, Monday through Friday from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. For more details, contact us online.