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YouthBuild / Corps Network | Ongoing (10-month cycles)

This program is designed for Lake County residents ages 16 to 24 who have left high school without a diploma. Through GED prep, vocational training and hands-on construction work, you’ll build skills for life while getting your education and earning income. Apply now. 

Summer Conservation Program | Mid-June to August

Since 1974, Youth Conservation Corps’ summer program has matched thousands of young people with paid summer jobs conserving Lake County Forest Preserves. Interested in joining our crew? View eligibility requirements, and apply through the Lake County Forest Preserve website.

HVAC/R | Ongoing (10-month cycles)

This program is for graduates of our YouthBuild program. Building on your construction skills, you’ll learn advanced construction techniques in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) installation. This additional training opens you up to new jobs and higher wages. View requirements and apply.