Now recruiting for our next OFS Strive Construction cohort!

Begins Monday, June 10, 2019

Application Deadline: Friday, May 24th!

In this program YOU will:

  • Work with a construction professional
  • Earn a Pre-Apprenticeship Readiness Certificate
  • Become certified in OSHA 10, CPR/First Aid and Flagging
  • Learn about different careers, get job leads and help applying
  • Learn important job-readiness skills, including: resume development, interviewing skills, and personal presentation

YOU are eligible if:

  • You are a high school graduate age 17-24
  • You currently earn less than $24,000 a year
  • You are not currently enrolled in a college
  • You want more than a job, you want a future!

Strive for your future success!

Do you want to learn more about Strive? Complete the brief application and we will contact you:

Strive Application (Printable PDF)


Operation Fresh Start is a Madison-based, nationally-recognized non-profit organization that provides a pathway to self-sufficiency through meaningful work and education.

We would like to thank the following partners and funders for the Strive program:

Caritas Foundation

city of madisonwork smartOFS Logo 4-color 300dpi_RGB