Workforce Development

HBI Well Suited to Help Justice-Involved Individuals

Filed in Advocacy, Workforce Development by on September 23, 2020 0 Comments
HBI Well Suited to Help Justice-Involved Individuals

Workforce training can be a launching pad into a rewarding, well-paying career that might otherwise be unavailable to people with a criminal record. That was the message NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke delivered during a Sept. 22 discussion on criminal justice reform hosted by the Republican Governors Association (RGA).

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Women in Building Share Unique Business Perspectives

Women in Building Share Unique Business Perspectives

As part of NAHB’s PWB Week 2020, we are recognizing and celebrating the important contributions of women in the residential construction industry and efforts to diversify it. Today’s post examines two women builders with shared experiences in the industry despite being at different places in their careers.

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Many Paths Lead to More Diversity in Residential Construction

Many Paths Lead to More Diversity in Residential Construction

As the demand for skilled workers heats up, looking for new places to find and recruit those workers has expanded beyond conventional paths. With that change comes new entrants into the home building industry, and a more diverse field of workers.

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Inspiring More Women to Join the Building Trades

Inspiring More Women to Join the Building Trades

The number of women employed in the construction industry grew substantially last year, rising to around 1.2 million and surpassing the peak of pre-recession employment levels. Recruiting and training more females in the skilled trades can help the industry address its labor shortage.

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Student Chapters Forge the Next Generation of Diverse Building Leaders

Student Chapters Forge the Next Generation of Diverse Building Leaders

As part of Professional Women in Building Week 2020, NAHB is highlighting a growing diversity in the home building industry and showcasing student chapters, including a student team from Tuskegee University in Alabama that took the stage at the 2020 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas and made history — becoming the first all-female, all-African American team in the competition’s near 30-year history.

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HBI Announces New Partnership with YouthBuild USA

Filed in Workforce Development by on September 11, 2020 1 Comment
HBI Announces New Partnership with YouthBuild USA

The partnership will provide nearly 200 U.S. Department of Labor YouthBuild grantees with access to education resources and training for construction trade skills.

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Watch Young Building Professionals Discuss their Career Paths

Watch Young Building Professionals Discuss their Career Paths

NAHB Student Chapters recently partnered with Cue Career to create a series of video interviews featuring young home building professionals describing their career journeys.

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Skilled Labor Fund Receives New Grant from The Home Depot Foundation and NAHB

Filed in Workforce Development by on August 31, 2020 2 Comments
Skilled Labor Fund Receives New Grant from The Home Depot Foundation and NAHB

The Home Depot Foundation and NAHB recently provided a grant to the National Housing Endowment’s Skilled Labor Fund to help train 1,400 new skilled workers in the building and construction trades.

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Addressing Labor Shortage Key to Improving Affordability, Providing Job Opportunities in Wake of COVID-19

Addressing Labor Shortage Key to Improving Affordability, Providing Job Opportunities in Wake of COVID-19

The coronavirus has affected the economy in a number of ways — one being the housing market. A recent episode of the “Building the Dream” series from TheHill.TV looks at housing as an area that can boost the economic recovery, but only if the workforce is in place to do it.

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Residential Construction Offers New Job Opportunities During Economic Recovery

Filed in Disaster Response, Workforce Development by on July 15, 2020 2 Comments
Residential Construction Offers New Job Opportunities During Economic Recovery

To help promote skilled trade opportunities in your area, NAHB’s workforce development resources include promotional materials and detailed information about six popular construction trades.

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