BY Plus is an eight-week training program that provides trainees for a career in construction. The program is put on by Indiana Construction Roundtable. Read more about their certifications and training curriculum here.
NeighborLink Indianapolis provides work experience for the BY Plus trainees with home repair needs in the community. Indiana Construction Roundtable Foundation staff and local community centers work with students for other wrap around services needed for the trainees to be successful throughout the program. These services include basic skills training, financial coaching, transportation assistance, legal counseling provided by Indianapolis Legal Aid, and more.
Upon concluding the BY Plus training, trainees are giving job placement assistance and a hiring fair with ICRF employment partners throughout Central Indiana.
BY Plus Community Partners
Indiana Construction Roundtable Foundation
ICRF prepares their students for the real-world challenges of the construction and building industry by providing over 80 hours of coursework, nationally-recognized construction and safety certifications and opportunities to connect with employers within the construction and building industry. Navigators are assigned to cohorts to provide additional support. Link
Central Indiana Community Foundation
CICF received a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. through its initiative, Enhancing Opportunity in Indianapolis. The grant supports the construction training program BY Plus: Good People, Good Jobs, Good Careers. The program is led by the foundation in collaboration with the partners. Read more here.
NeighborLink Indianapolis Foundation, Inc.
NLI provides real-world, paid, hand-on work experience at worksites for low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities. Enabling classroom training to be put to the test while building comfort and confidence in using tools, problem solving and all while enriching the community with home repair service.
Indianapolis Legal Aid
Indy Legal Aid provides trainees with legal counseling and assists trainees with walking through various legal-related roadblocks to success in the program and job placement. Learn more.
“Equitable access to a job with a career path is key to addressing poverty. Through this collaboration of four organizations, we’re able to provide opportunities and pathways for people looking for meaningful employment while also making needed repairs to the homes of many of our community’s seniors, enabling them to safely age in place with dignity. We at CICF are honored and thrilled to work with our partners in the community—including our residents—and to have the support of Lilly Endowment to further advance equity to all.”