Tulsa HBA Draws 900 Students to Construction Career Fair

Filed in Construction Industry, Student Chapters by on November 13, 2018 0 Comments

The Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa and HBA Charitable Foundation hosted a construction career fair on Oct. 25 at the Tulsa Tech Riverside Campus. The event attracted more than 900 high school students from the area.

The day-long career fair, called Build My Future, featured hands-on learning labs, equipment demonstrations, and educational displays staffed by industry professionals.

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The students also learned about education programs and employment opportunities available in the home building industry throughout the Tulsa metropolitan area.

Students learned that the home building industry is as diverse as the structures it builds. Construction careers range from craft-level professionals, technical expert and project manager positions, to architects and engineers.  A wide variety of skill sets are needed, including:

  • Physical and manual dexterity
  • Mathematics skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Computer skills

The HBA of Greater Tulsa modeled Build My Future after the Build My Future Construction Career Day & Industry Showcases produced in Springfield, Mo., by the Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Build My Future Collaborative.

Recognizing that workforce development is the highest priority in the home building industry, the HBA is making the day an annual event.

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