Make a Difference, Invest in the Success of our Youth

Lyon Workforce Academy

Make a Difference in Your Community

Help our young adults on a positive path towards a new sustainable career by donating or participating in the General Lyon Workforce Academy.

How does it work?
The Lyon Workforce Academy offers young adults ages 18-25 a trade apprenticeship program that provides marketable skill sets to pursue careers in construction and other building trades. Apprentices undergo a one-year, hands-on paid training program with one of our corporate partners and attend workshops that specialize in life skills and professional development.

Invest in their Success
By investing time and training, this program has helped youth who have struggled to overcome barriers to create a career for themselves. Our unique support system includes; one-on-one employment coaching and counseling, job-readiness workshops, resume preparation and interview practice, clothing assistance, transportation assistance and support for 1 year.

How can I help?  Simple. You can donate to the Orangewood Foundation or sign up to become a corporate partner.

Current Partners: Mark Beamish Waterproofing, A-Tech, The Olson Company, Motive Energy, Tait & Associates


Youth Highlight
Krystal was promoted TWICE! She was first hired as a floater and got promoted to project coordinator. She then got a raise upon completing a 90-day plan. At her 6-month mark, she was struggling in her personal life. With the help of Lyon Workforce and her LWA case manager, she was able to work through her issues and keep her job. “I would have just stopped coming into work without the help.”

Employer Highlight
“The program is a very synergistic idea that supports youth in the community but also provides companies with opportunities to feel like a tribe. I’ve noticed my team really buy into the program and come together to help out in a meaningful way.” Casandra Williams, A-Tech

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