With our partnership with ToolingU SME, we offer job training and certifications to help our students land entry level jobs in manufacturing.
We offer GED classes in partnership with Dutchess Community College, and pay you for attendance + completion.
We provide you with training and jobs to make money!
You will receive job ready certifications for completely free
Through mentorship and training, you will set an example for the next generation and inspire others with your accomplishments.
YouthBuild believes that the goals, dreams, and aspirations of every young person are real. They are important, and they are achievable.
Young people do not need fixing; they need champions who see them for who they really are, and who they can become. Every young person possesses the potential to become a community leader and should have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
At Nubian Directions II, the Youthbuild program is geared towards helping individuals without a high school diploma to obtain their GED, all while acquiring practical skills that can positively impact their lives in the long term.
We are one of the 276 YouthBuild programs across the United States, Nubian Directions II aims to change the lives of young people by providing training, community service opportunities, and sustainable-wage jobs.
Between the ages of 16 and 24 on the date of enrollment.
Needs to be one or more of the following:
A member of a low-income family (including youth experiencing housing instability)
Youth in foster care ( including youth aging out of foster care )
A youth involved in the justice system
A youth who is an individual with a disability
A child of an incarcerated parent
A migrant youth
One of the following:
Left high school prior to graduation
An individual who left high school prior to graduation and has subsequently re-enrolled (as provided in WIOA Sec. 171(e)(1) Eligible Participants).
As it relates to determining which youth are considered out-of-school youth, DOL does not consider providers of Adult Education under YouthBuild programs to be “schools.”
Therefore, WIOA Youth programs may consider youth out-of-school for purposes of WIOA Youth program eligibility if they are attending Adult Education provided under YouthBuild.
Up to, but not more than, 25 percent of the participants in the program may be youth who do not meet criteria 2 or 3 above, but they must meet the following:
Be basic skills deficient, despite attainment of a high school diploma or its state-recognized equivalent
Have been referred by a local secondary school for participation in a YouthBuild program leading to the attainment of a high school diploma.
NOTE: Male participants aged 18 or older must register for the U.S. Selective Service System (www.sss.gov) before being provided any program services. If they turn 18 while participating, they must register at that time.
With our partnership with ToolingU SME, we offer job training and certifications to help our students land entry level jobs in manufacturing. This is a part of our main YouthBuild/AmeriCorps program.
Tooling U-SME delivers versatile learning and development solutions to the manufacturing workforce. Companies select us to educate their workforce, increase productivity and product quality. Education institutions turn to us to augment their learning plans, providing their instructors with more time for hands-on instruction. And individuals turn to us to gain new skills and advance their careers.
Flexible, interactive, and effective learning solutions from Tooling U-SME include online classes, Instructor-Led Training, assessments, books and videos, and more. Our products reflect our instructional design strength and more than 85 years of working with manufacturers.
SME helps manufacturers innovate, grow and prosper by promoting manufacturing technology, developing a skilled workforce and connecting the manufacturing industry. SME supports manufacturing based on our core belief: Manufacturing is key to economic growth and prosperity.