Youth Build Corps member (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – October 5, 2015
hard working easy going I learned to do better in life and fight for what you want in life an never give up ..
I received my osha 10 where I had to do construction an learn new skills every day ,and we also volunteered at different places like the boys an girls club as well as the old people home to help them out for free..
YouthBuild Corps Member (Former Employee) – Denver Co – October 21, 2014
Performed basic construction including laboring and loading and unloading of materials. Established different techniques in framing backing and placing of studs. Assisted in placing of insulation and firewall. Operated a variety of power tools.
Forest Fire Mitigation Sawyer (Former Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – October 10, 2014
Its hard work. you either thrive or die here. some management issues. they flip out over being a minute late. no real security. depending on your crew and the crew leader, you are likely to either have an awesome time or a horrible time.
corps member (Current Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – August 12, 2014
As a crew you are given jobs such as fire mitigation, trail building, log erosion barriers. Depending on your crew you will have to camp or you will be a day crew. I was on a hybrid crew so I did both. my day would begin at 6 or 6:30am and would end around 5pm. At the beginning I was much weaker than I am now that I have completed on season with them. At the beginning I had to rely a plethora on my crew members to help me accomplish my signed tasks. The hardest part of the job is that you are doing hard work all day, but if you are doing it right all the way through you are able to see the reward by the end of your time on the given project. Throughout the season I have begun to learned how to communicate effectively with those i am working with. On a weekly basis we would do education for a total of ten hours. This education made it so that we could qualify for a scholarship at the end of our season.
scholarship at the end of the season. grow in strength throughout the season.
you will be tired at the end of the day. no benefits other than workmens comp.
Sr. Crew Supervisor (Current Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – July 24, 2014
No typical workday. The work changes from day to day. Management and co-workers are great. The hardest part of the job is balance between work and life. Being gone for 10 days at a time is difficult for families. The best part of the job is working with young people.
Mile High Youth Corps is the best non-profit organization to learn and grow from.
Pre Apprentice Construction Training (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – April 30, 2013
At Mile High Youth Corps we alternate from the construction site one week to the class room the next week. When it's the construction week a typical day at work starts off at 7:30 am where we find out what our job for the day is. We get lunch at 12:00, and after that we work untill 3:30 pm. On the school week the hours are the same but instead of doing construction were in the classroom studing for the GED