Exciting new projects are happening in Bethel!
We are thrilled to announce that beginning next week (May 22), Kalapuya will launch its YouthBuild program and begin construction on a new Career Technical Education (CTE) building! This building will be located southwest of the Kalapuya barn and replace the current softball field near Prairie Mountain. Construction is set to take place through October pending no construction delays.
About Kalapuya YouthBuild
Kalapuya students will be involved in the construction of this new CTE building from start to finish. This project is a part of the Kalapuya YouthBuild program, a CTE pathway that will introduce and train students in multiple high-wage trade pathways including framing, construction, plumbing, electrical, sheet metal. Students will also gain experience in advanced degree professions related to construction and low income housing development such as architecture, engineering, land use planning, nonprofit management. Students will gain the skills, technical knowledge, academic foundations, and hands-on experiences that will prepare them for high-skill, high-demand and high-wage careers.
Once completed, Kalapuya students will use the new CTE building to construct low-income housing units and tiny homes that will support local families transitioning out of homelessness, disabled veterans, or other underserved populations. This program will provide students with valuable education, training, and career planning services and it will also connect them to direct action that serves a critical community need.