Pittsburgh, March 10, 2023 – Responding to the high demand for flaggers in the construction field, Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s YouthWorks program is recruiting young adults ages 18-24 to enroll in a four-hour certification course which will provide the skill set to become a safe and effective flagger. The training will take place on Tuesday, March 28, 10am - 2pm at the Goodwill Retail Operations Center located at 294 Lincoln Highway, North Versailles, PA 15137.

“There is always high demand for flaggers in the construction field,” said Tiffanee Heywood, Director of YouthWorks at Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania. “This training is an excellent pathway for young people who are looking to get their first foot in the door to the construction field and acquire a really good job.” 

Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a monetary stipend and a certification that will last four years. The training will cover:

  • How to be a safe and effective flagger
  • Understanding why proper flagger operations are important
  • Learning the standard skillset of a good flagger
  • Applying standard flagger control references
  • Identifying proper flagging signals and procedures
  • Learning standard flagger practices for various situations

All participants in the training will receive additional training support and incentives including transportation assistance, financial literacy, interviewing skills, employment services, follow up, mentoring and leadership skill building.

Participants must be out-of-school (GED or high school diploma not required), ages 18-24, and live in Allegheny County.

To enroll in training, contact Morgan Matthews at 412-632-1742 or morgan.matthews@goodwillswpa.org.

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