Worcester Trivia:

  • Worcester is the home of TRA's first training site and corporate headquarters.
  • Worcester is known as the "Heart of the Commonwealth," thus, a heart is the official symbol of the city.
  • The first national Women's Rights Convention was hosted in Worcester in 1850.
  • The first radio station to play a Beatles song in the United States was WORC in Worcester.
  • The birth control pill was invented at Clark University in Worcester.

YouthBuild is designed to provide low-income, out-of-school youth, aged 16-24 with an opportunity to transform their lives and become contributing partners in the community. Participants receive on-the-job, hands-on, construction skills training utilizing an actual housing rehabilitation project or new construction site in the community that helps to create quality low-income housing. Additionally, participants receive Home Building Institute (HBI) Pre-Apprenticeship Certification Training (PACT) and OSHA certification training.

Worcester, MA - The Worcester YouthBuild Program graduated fourteen students on Wednesday evening, June 15, 2006. Graduation ceremonies took place at the Worcester Hotel & Conference Center, Garden Courtyard, 500 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA. The commencement address was given by YouthBuild graduating students, Angel Albino and Melony Otero.

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