project leader
Stanya G
location
Fairfax/Woodland
(Various Neighborhoods)
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the project

Inspiring Entrepreneurs in Construction project gives underemployed/unrepresented young people of color a better leg up or increased playing field in participating in the construction industry. This project will gather youth and young adults from various neighborhoods to introduce construction trades as a viable option for employment and sustainable income.

Participants will gain insight from a panel of individuals from a variety of trades within the industry and have the opportunity to engage in dialogue and network to further fuel their interest and future!

Hands-on activities will be available to demonstrate foundational concepts of construction to better help them understand the value of tradesmen and women.

Entrepreneurship requires another set of skills to include management, administration etc., The presenter will discuss the life skills necessary to be a successful entrepreneur in construction.

the steps

  1. Raise funds
  2. Secure location for the workshop (public, accessible venue)
  3. Market the workshop
  4. Open registration
  5. Conduct the workshop
  6. Evaluation

why we're doing it

There is a great need for construction workers across the U. S. and locally.  The construction sector is continually growing and their is a lack of skilled workers in construction trades.

As a community development professional with over 20 yrs of experience working with youth and a construction general contractor I have been getting numerous calls from companies looking for  trades persons to work on med-large projects which require minority participation and I simply don't have a pool of individuals to draw from. In addition, many unemployed/underemployed young people simply don’t know what their options are or where to begin.

The project will help bridge the gap by connecting and providing insight into the construction field to youth and young adults including available training options, and apprenticeship opportunties.

 

budget

Speaker Fees- $2500

Materials/Supplies - $1000

Handouts- $500

PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED =    $4,000
ioby Platform Fee     $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)    $125
TOTAL TO RAISE =    $4,160

 

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