The Weld Trust awarded a grant to Greeley-Weld Habitat for Humanity to support the Jefferson High School Construction Pathway Program (CPP). This partnership provides students with direct workforce experience in a real-life setting.
Over 375 Jefferson HS students had participated in the CPP with 100% graduation rate at the time of the grant application. The grant from The Weld Trust supports construction costs associated with the Habitat houses.
The CPP students are involved in every aspect of the Greeley-Weld Habitat for Humanity building process starting with pouring the foundation to the home dedication and everything in between. Their skills training with Habitat incorporates their curriculum requirements toward their high school graduation while also providing them with dual enrollment at Aims Community College toward credits for their associate’s degree.
“If it wasn’t for this program, I wouldn’t be here,” shared a Jefferson HS student of his experience with the Construction Pathway Program.
Through this partnership, the students receive hands-on work experience while also learning important soft skills such as teamwork, dependability, work ethic, communication, and problem solving.