Workforce Development

Labor Market Improvement Follows Housing Strength

Labor Market Improvement Follows Housing Strength

Recent economic data have shown rapid improvement relative to dramatic declines in mid-spring. And housing has led the way.

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HBI Joins National Campaign to Promote Jobs in Energy-Efficiency Sectors

HBI Joins National Campaign to Promote Jobs in Energy-Efficiency Sectors

HBI joined a national campaign to raise awareness about career opportunities in the energy-efficiency sectors, with a focus onĀ fostering a talent pipeline that is inclusive of low-income and other underserved populations.

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Central Florida HBA and School District Team Up on Workforce Initiative

Filed in Education, Workforce Development by on June 26, 2020 0 Comments
Central Florida HBA and School District Team Up on Workforce Initiative

One Central Florida school district is helping to address the workforce shortage by partnering with the local home builders association and its foundation to provide career and technical training alongside its academic curriculum.

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Workforce Marketing Materials: Construction is Essential

Filed in Disaster Response, Workforce Development by on June 8, 2020 2 Comments
Workforce Marketing Materials: Construction is Essential

Download and share new materials for recruiting our future workforce. NAHB’s Workforce Development team has provided new tools to communicate the message on the essential, and safe work available in construction.

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HBI Continues to Support Online Learning Initiatives

Filed in Workforce Development by on May 28, 2020 0 Comments
HBI Continues to Support Online Learning Initiatives

To support online learning during this time, HBI is offering a promotion to the first 25 organizations that sign or renew a Pre-Apprenticeship Certification Training (PACT) license. In addition, HBI’s free online learning tool, CTEtechWorks, has been extended to June 30.

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Construction Career Exploration Moves Online

Construction Career Exploration Moves Online

Home builders associations are teaming with members and their local school systems to keep career exploration available to students during the COVID-19 pandemic, modifying hands-on or in-person events into online experiences.

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Colorado Construction Skills Bootcamp Combats Workforce Shortage

Filed in Education, Membership, Trade, Workforce Development by on April 1, 2020 0 Comments
Colorado Construction Skills Bootcamp Combats Workforce Shortage

Colorado Homebuilding Academy’s new free Construction Skills Bootcamp graduates students with a solid foundation of construction skills, exposure to different skilled trades, OSHA-10 certification, career support and networking, and a set of starter tools.

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HBI Launches Complimentary Online Learning Alternatives

HBI Launches Complimentary Online Learning Alternatives

The coronavirus pandemic continues to challenge all sectors of our economy and our educational systems. HBI, a national leader for career training in the building industry, announced complimentary access to online learning alternatives for local schools and training programs.

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Business Community Partnership Fuels Construction Career Fair Success

Filed in Workforce Development by on March 12, 2020 1 Comment
Business Community Partnership Fuels Construction Career Fair Success

More than 1,500 students in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, participated in skilled trade demos and learned about the residential construction industry during a two-day career event.

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Labor Department Apprenticeship Program Omits Construction Sector

Filed in Codes and Standards, Workforce Development by on March 10, 2020 2 Comments
Labor Department Apprenticeship Program Omits Construction Sector

At a time when the residential construction industry is suffering a severe labor shortage, the U.S. Department of Labor today missed an important opportunity when it released its final rule to establish a process to develop industry-recognized apprenticeship programs. The agency specifically exempted the construction sector from taking part in the program.

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