Students at YouthBuild San Joaquin in California recently completed the CertainTeed Insulation Training Program (ITP) taught by leading experts in the field courtesy of the CertainTeed’s Insulation team. Participating in CertainTeed’s unique ITP program allowed students to add another important piece to their job training plans and put them on a path to help fill the talent pipeline for the company’s insulation contractors.
The whole concept of YouthBuild students participating in CertainTeed’s ITP started as a pilot program through YouthBuild Philadelphia and has spread across the country to include YouthBuild programs in Schenectady, New York, and St. Louis, Missouri.
A direct result of a partnership led by the CertainTeed Insulation team and Saint-Gobain corporate communications, the ITP leveraged existing Saint-Gobain Corporate Foundation programs to create this innovative school to work program.
Featured in USA Today, ITP is proof-positive that business-driven philanthropy, when combined with the power of partnership, can pave the way for youth to learn, and potentially, begin a rewarding career!
Check out this video from YouthBuild San Joaquin, which features our partnership and the insulation training, led by our own Ted Winslow.