Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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YouthBuild is a pre-apprenticeship program certified by the state and facilitated at South Seattle College’s Georgetown Campus. Participants earn a weekly stipend while studying for their high school diploma or equivalent, gain skills needed to join the workforce, and give back to the community by building tiny houses for the Low Income Housing Institute. Students graduate each year with six industry certifications and thirty-eight college credits. After graduating, participants receive nine months of follow-up support, including case management, resume/interview tips, and job placement assistance.



  • Ages 18-24
  • English-language proficiency is required
  • Vaccination is required
  • Any low-income student (SNAP eligible), 18-24 years, who has not yet graduated from high school or earned a GED and is interested in the building trades can apply for this paid, 6 month pre-apprenticeship/GED program
  • Able to commit to a full-time training program for six months
  • Willing to develop, work towards, and achieve employment, case management, and education goals
  • Ready and willing to work hard independently and as a team

Application process: Download application here

Questions? Contact Jamie Rose Pinilla-O’Dea at or via phone at 206-310-7423. Make sure to check out the YouthBuild webpage for more details.