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Career Technical Education Program

An innovative workforce readiness and mentor program for youth.

The CTE Program allows students to prepare for graduation by teaching them construction and life skills while focusing on core curriculum requirements for graduation through building Habitat Homes.


The students learn valuable lessons throughout this process. From the start of the foundation to the completion of the home, these lessons help them as they consider furthering their education or in preparing to enter the workforce. For many students entering the construction sector is a promising path. Trade careers are in high demand with an over 382,000 job shortage in the industry nationwide. *                                       (12/2018, Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Department of Labor,

"A house was something I've never lived in until here recently. And so, I heard she was a single mother and my mom was a single mom... So, to know that I'm giving somebody a stable house where they can be happy... it's just a feeling that you can't get anywhere else."   


         - Braxton, Jefferson High School Student

Students on Habitat Site

"I wanted to be a part of the Construction Pathway Program to help build a home for someone that needed it, but my house is falling apart, and now I know how to fix it."


- Jefferson High School Student

CTE Students:

Graduate with 27 college credits

Gain experience for future employment

Receive a foundational understanding of high-demand construction trades

Work alongside Habitat for Humanity Construction staff,   sub-contractors, donors and volunteers

Innovative Career Pathway Program

  • Provides work-place readiness to students

  • Students partner with Habitat, local businesses, community partners, and future Habitat homeowners

  • Build Habitat homes on site

  • Students have helped build over 30 homes over 6 years of the program

Real-World Job Experience & Dual Enrollment College Credit

  • 6 credits – Basic Construction Certificate

  • 4 credits – Applied Technical Math

  • 3 credits – Introduction to Carpentry

  • 5 credits – Construction Methods Certificate

  • 6 credits – Advanced Construction Certificate     

  • 3 credits – CAD – Revit Architecture

  • 10-hour OSHA Industry Safety Certification

Give the gift of your time and knowledge and know that the impact you will make through your generosity will affect generations to come. Working together, we can put all the pieces together to make our communities and their families stronger!

Contact Cheri Witt-Brown, CEO  to learn about sponsorship opportunities today! 

(970) 351-6766 ext. 102,

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