Drive-thru: Construct KC helps former inmates train for construction


  • Construct KC is a Kansas City-area program that trains inmates for construction industry jobs through a partnership of local trade associations.
  • A 2017 workforce study by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City found that 75 percent of respondents rated the labor shortage as high to very high.
  • Research shows that employment, especially in skilled jobs like construction, can greatly reduce the rate of recidivism among those recently released from jail.
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