Fresh starts fuel Wisconsin’s construction workforce

26 Jan 2022


Kevontay Deans isn’t sure where he’d be if it wasn’t for Operation Fresh Start – but it probably wouldn’t be on a crew learning construction skills as they build a home in Sun Prairie.

“It’s helped me a lot,” Deans, 19, of Madison said. “I like seeing houses come together. It’s interesting to me.”

Deans, who hopes to be chosen for a carpentry apprenticeship, is one of the first participants in Operation Fresh Start’s Build Academy.

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