Successful Collaboration Brings Job Opportunities to Cleveland Youth


Cleveland, OH March 21, 2014 – The construction industry affords many individuals the opportunity to establish lasting careers, improve themselves and strengthen their families, while generating the financial means to stabilize their lives.  No one knows this better than APB & Associates, Inc (APB).  When APB was asked to help two of its institutional clients, Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Metropolitan School District, bring opportunities in local construction to historically underutilized communities using individuals with exceptional skills and work ethic, the logical recourse was to turn to the Cleveland Job Corps.

 Cleveland Job Corps teaches eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent and placing them in meaningful jobs or further education.  Their success in their mission was demonstrated in earnest at a Job Fair hosted by APB for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Max Hayes High School and the Cleveland School of the Arts construction projects.  A direct result of Cleveland Job Corps’ ability to prepare their young people for work was the hiring of Ms. Clarissa Bost by Messina Flooring, one of the sub-contractors on the construction project.  Messina was extremely impressed with Ms. Bost’s knowledge, work ethic, and enthusiasm; skills that were apparent with all the of Cleveland Job Corps candidates in attendance.

 The working relationship between APB & Associates, Inc. and Cleveland Job Corps has positioned the company to serve the community in a more plausible way, and APB is excited about its ever-growing relationship with the Cleveland Job Corps.

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