Employment Training Center
For over 38 years, AND’s Employment Training Center (ETC) has successfully trained at-risk, low-income youth and young adults in the green construction field to gain vital life and employment skills and achieve self-sufficiency. Each year, up to 60 graduates gain comprehensive skills in construction and carpentry, and receive basic education on topics such as history and mathematics, as well as high school equivalency or GED preparation. Our program also works to diversify the field of construction by including women and serves 90% people of color.
Through ETC, graduates obtain critical life skills (e.g., money management, communications and conflict resolution), build self-esteem and confidence, and develop real pathways out of poverty.