Build-up Academy

Building Skills, Building Confidence, Building Self-sufficient Futures!

NEXT SESSION: Spring 2021. Dates TBA.

Participants MUST preregister for the class and be a Butler County resident.

To enroll, email or contact Christina at 513-820-5013.

Build-Up Academy is SELF’s construction training and employment program!

Build-Up Academy is a free construction skills and job training program offered to income-eligible adults and teens at participating institutions in Butler County, OH.

This workshop features powerful job training elements and includes an OSHA 10 credential, a nationally recognized construction accreditation. There are also opportunities to network with local employers or apply for construction apprenticeships upon graduation. Build-Up Academy includes financial incentives, employment and life skills training, emergency supports, and even steel-toe boots and a starter took kit upon graduation.

In early 2020, SELF began working with local schools and institutions, including Marshal High School, to bring Build-Up Academy to teenage students. Due to COVID-19 that opportunity has been put on pause, but SELF is working to continue training local teens as soon as possible!

Build-up Academy on the job training

Do you know a Butler County resident who could benefit from this program? We are recruiting qualified, motivated candidates who would like to work in the construction field. The program will include over 100 hours of classroom training and 40 hours of hands-on experience.

Income eligibility for enrollment in this program is up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.  All candidates must have their high school diploma, GED or be enrolled in a GED program.  Participants must also have access to reliable transportation to the classes, but will be given gift card incentives or stipends to offset the cost of transportation.

For more information, please contact Christina at or 513-820-5013.

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