Apprentices, Job Corps, and openings for YRNO summer jobs program

Youth Rebuilding New Orleans is proud to announce a new partnership providing Work Based Learning experiences for trainees at New Orleans Job Corps. Through the partnership, YRNO provides on-the-job training for apprentices in the carpentry field, as well as opportunity for leadership in supervising and teaching volunteers. Job Corps mission is to teach “eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent and placing them in meaningful jobs or further education.”

Meet Jhameil, our newest and most valuable Team Member from Job Corps!


“I love it. I love the volunteers, because they come from so many places. I have a good time meeting them” -Jhameil

Jhameil is 21, and his goal is to go to advanced training and then own his own construction business or become a railroad conductor. Jhameil’s father inspired him to get interested in the construction field, and his sister encouraged him to pursue training at Job Corps. Thank you Jhameil!





Meet Roddrick, a YRNO summer program grad turned part-time apprentice:



“In the summer, I was a worker, but now I’m a supervisor. Now I supervise volunteers and other kids…it has taught me a lot of responsibilities and to speak out more.” -Roddrick




Roddrick is 19 and is currently in high school, with a flexible schedule that allows him to intern with YRNO for 12-15 hours a week. Roddrick has been working with YRNO for 4 months as an apprentice, after completing our 2016 summer program successfully. He is interested in working in construction or with his hands in the future. Thank you Roddrick!

This summer, YRNO will be again offering cohort-style job training for young people for the 6th summer in a row. Participants give back to the community and learn construction/carpentry skills as well as job-readiness skills to prepare for any future career. For young people interested in our summer training program beginning July 10, please fill out the interest form on our Apprenticeships Page, and YRNO will contact you with a full application and to schedule an interview.