cleveland builds - our mission


Cleveland Builds connects motivated Clevelanders with career opportunities in construction where hard work and determination are rewarded. Our Union Construction Readiness Program empowers career-seekers to meet the needs of contractors through family-sustaining jobs.

Our programs, training initiatives, recruitment efforts, and partnerships enhance the pairing of high-quality candidates with productive opportunities in construction & the trades. Our efforts culminate to bolster our local communities and economy.

  • Program participants are more likely to find work and worked more months.

  • Program participants earn significantly more. While some of these gains can be attributed to working more hours, participants also earn significantly higher hourly wages.

  • Program participants are significantly more likely to get jobs that offer benefits.