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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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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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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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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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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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Ribbon Cut at New Tennessee HBI Transitioning Military Center

Filed in Workforce Development by on December 9, 2019 0 Comments
Ribbon Cut at New Tennessee HBI Transitioning Military Center

A November ribbon cutting ceremony officially launched the Home Builders Institute (HBI) construction trades training facility for transitioning service members near Fort Campbell in Tennessee.

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Trump Signs First Step Act into Law

Filed in Advocacy, Workforce Development by on December 21, 2018 1 Comment
Trump Signs First Step Act into Law

President Trump signed into law the First Step Act, NAHB-supported legislation that will provide vocational training for prisoners in an effort to reduce recidivism rates. In a letter of support sent to lawmakers earlier this year, NAHB cited the benefits of similar training programs administered through the Home Builders Institute (HBI), the association’s educational arm.

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Former NAHB Chairman Ed Brady Named New President and CEO of Home Builders Institute

Filed in Workforce Development by on October 10, 2018 1 Comment
Former NAHB Chairman Ed Brady Named New President and CEO of Home Builders Institute

Ed Brady, 2016 NAHB Chairman, has been named president and chief executive officer of the Home Builders Institute.

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HBI Gets Cash Infusion from Skilled Labor Fund

Filed in Workforce Development by on September 27, 2018 0 Comments
HBI Gets Cash Infusion from Skilled Labor Fund

The National Housing Endowment, NAHB’s philanthropic arm, last week gave a new boost to the Home Builders Institute Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Training program with a $57,000 check from donations to the Skilled Labor Fund, an initiative launched in 2017 to address the shortage of skilled labor entering the residential construction market.

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NAHB, HBI Pledge to Train 50,000 Workers Over Next 5 Years

Filed in Workforce Development by on July 19, 2018 6 Comments
NAHB, HBI Pledge to Train 50,000 Workers Over Next 5 Years

Attending a White House event on workforce development, NAHB Chairman Randy Noel pledged that NAHB will work with HBI to educate and train 50,000 new workers over the next five years for a career in the construction trades.

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