Extollo Training Center
New Facility Expands our Capabilities to Improve Lives in Haiti
With so many Haitians desperate for job skills and a construction industry unable to find skilled labor, Extollo International is meeting needs with the development of a permanent construction training facility. The new Extollo Training Center, which broke ground in April 2016, will provide expanded programs and increase our capacity to train tenfold. The five-acre campus, located in Bercy, Haiti, will be developed in phases to accommodate immediate training demands and grow for future needs.
PHASE 1 FACILITY: The new facilitiy includes the 4000 square-foot training building will include a shop area, classroom space, office, and storage. Additional buildings include large storage, lunch preparation and dining, guard towers, bathroom facility, plus two guest homes to accommodate visiting trainers and staff.
PHASE 1 PROGRAMS: Using a custom curriculum and apprenticeship approach, students are trained in seven core construction trades. New programs include management and leadership training for Extollo’s Haitian staff, in addition to job placement services.
Phase I facilities equip students with everything needed to practice hands-on vocational training and prepare them for jobs in the real world.
Classes accommodate up to 20 students at a time, with plenty of space for hands-on learning.
Phase 1 will include 2 guest houses for visiting staff and volunteers. Ultimately the property will accommodate 5 homes.
The Center supports Extollo's Training Program which covers 7 construction trade disciplines.
Initial training takes place in a classroom with a curriculum developed by Extollo's knowledgeable staff and translated into Haitian Creole. Students learn fundamentals such as safety, mathematics, and tools & materials identification.
Students will also receive hands-on training, such as spreading mortar and laying block, shown here during June 2016 masonry training.
The benefits of hands-on training are illustrated in this before and after block wall comparison.
To graduate, students must complete written and practical testing.
Certification allows students to be considered for on-the-job training!
This final step prepares students for real world employment.
And opens up career opportunities in a variety of construction trades.
Click on the image below to see the Phase One Capital Campaign.