Building Future enrollees work on a home provided by Habitat for
Humanity of Waukesha County. Pictured from left to right are:
Thomas Hair, Joshua Wendt, Torrian Howard-Terry and Stephanie
PEWAUKEE - Area residents who dropped out
of high school will be given a second chance to get
their diplomas while also learning skills that will help
them get a better job.
The Building Futures program will again
be offered thanks to funding the
Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board
received. Individuals aged 18 to 24 without a high
school degree are encouraged to enroll.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity
to offer the Building Futures program again. There are
several young adults in the community who have dropped
out of high school for various reasons and are
struggling to obtain employment and the critical life
skills needed to be successful. We have seen first-hand
the life-changing impact this program makes on young
adults and the positive benefits it brings to the
community,” said Laura Catherman, vice president of WOW
Workforce Development Board, via email.
ceremony was previously held for Building Futures enrollees.
Pictured from left to right area: top row, Daniel Vela, Jimmy
Bates, Sonteria Hutcherson and Patricia Clinton; and bottom row,
Enrique Avina, Tessa Fabisiak, Eric Mishefske and Felicia
In addition to getting a GED through the
full-time program, participants will gain hands-on
training and work experience in the construction trades.
The Building Futures program will run
from January to June next year at the Workforce
Development Center in Pewaukee. During six months,
participants will learn carpentry and construction
skills. They can also earn an employer-recognized
certificate and receive a monthly stipend or paycheck.
In addition, participants will receive job search and
There are 18 spots are available in the
Building Futures program.
“Building Futures offers these young
adults a second chance but also gives us the opportunity
to shape our future workforce through education,
real-life work experience in construction that can lead
to other opportunities,” said Cindy Simons, operations
manager for WOW Workforce Development Board, via email.
To enroll in Building Futures, contact
Doniesha at 262-695-7852 or email her at
email@example.com by Nov. 20.