Skill Builder is part of the Independence School District’s (ISD), Adult Ed. Program and serves individuals (18 years or older) who are working to obtain their High School diploma, or seeking education remediation in preparation for admission to college or vocational training. In addition to the core subjects, students interested in a career in warehousing or construction work, have the opportunity to gain hands-on job experience with Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity by working in their ReStore warehouses or on construction sites.
Enrollment into the Skill Builder program is cyclic, with new students entering and current students exiting and graduating throughout the school year., but a typical class size is 10 to 13. Without the support of partners like Truman Heritage Habitat and other partners, it would be impossible for the ISD to fund and sustain the Skill Builder program. The students in the most recent cohort participated in a variety of work experiences and earned a combined total of 21 Industry Recognized Certificates (IRCs), including: OSHA 10, Forklift, Material Handling, CNA, LIMA (Licensed One Medical Aid), and Insulin Administrator. 3 students also earned their HSE credentials.
Truman Heritage Habitat is glad they can help students achieve their goals and support our mission to build homes, communities, and hope. Skill Builder students also helped us with our annual fundraiser Dig Deep and Leap. Some of the students had the opportunity to rappel from Arrowhead Stadium and take a leap for homeownership!