NAHB Honors Tomorrow’s Industry Leaders

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NAHB First Vice Chairman Greg Ugalde emcees the Student Chapters Awards Ceremony.

NAHB’s Student Chapters program continues to fill the pipeline of our industry’s future leaders with 4,230 students now participating in 140 HBA chapters across the country.

NAHB First Vice Chairman Greg Ugalde helped honor some of these student leaders as the emcee of the Student Chapter Awards Ceremony during the 2018 International Builders’ Show.

The ceremony highlighted the dedication of faculty members, industry partners, individual students, teams of students and outstanding chapters.

“NAHB is extremely proud of our student members. I congratulate all of our students and the faculty that work with them for their hard work and dedication to the student competition and throughout the year,” said Ugalde.

NAHB Student Competition

Student chapters help develop the next generation of builders and skilled labor through mentoring, networking events and educational programs like the NAHB Student Competition, held every year during the Builders’ Show.

The competition gives aspiring home builders in high school and college a unique opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom by completing a management project/proposal and presenting their work to a team of judges. This year’s competition fielded 54 highly ambitious student teams.

The team from Penn State University took first-place honors in the four-year college category, while the State University of New York at Delhi earned the top award for the associate program. Shadow Ridge High School in Arizona won the top prize in the secondary program.

Penn State University receives its first place trophy.

Learn more about the Student Competition winners and see the complete list of students and faculty honored during the ceremony.

Working with Students in Your Community

Members and HBAs are encouraged to share our Building a Skilled Labor Workforce resources with educators, policymakers and industry partners to help promote these career opportunities in their communities. Resources include an updated video highlighting several trades, a series of Careers in Construction posters, brochures, lesson plans, presentation templates and more.

For more information about skilled labor resources or NAHB’s Student Chapters, contact Greg Zick.



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