Tag: workforce development

More Skilled Workers, Simplified Regulations Needed to Improve Housing Affordability

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Workforce Development by on November 19, 2020 1 Comment
More Skilled Workers, Simplified Regulations Needed to Improve Housing Affordability

The Hill’s Editor-at-Large Steve Clemons this week explored the current conditions of housing affordability with policymakers and industry leaders during the “Building the Dream” series’ final event.

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NHE Offers Funding for Workforce Development Initiatives

Filed in Membership, Workforce Development by on November 16, 2020 0 Comments
NHE Offers Funding for Workforce Development Initiatives

The National Housing Endowment and the Skilled Labor Fund provide funding to HBAs for workforce development initiatives such as skilled trades training programs, local career fairs and construction management education.

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How to Talk About Careers in Construction in Your Community

Filed in Membership, Workforce Development by on October 29, 2020 1 Comment
How to Talk About Careers in Construction in Your Community

Share your story and talk about how the skilled trades can lead to a solid career and a well-paying salary to help attract the next generation of professionals.

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Florida Apprenticeship Program Boosts Local Workforce

Filed in Membership, Workforce Development by on October 19, 2020 1 Comment
Florida Apprenticeship Program Boosts Local Workforce

The Builders Association of North Central Florida and its partner Santa Fe College provide individuals with the opportunity to “earn while they learn.”

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Mobile Workshop Wheels in Next Gen Workforce

Filed in Membership, Workforce Development by on October 12, 2020 0 Comments
Mobile Workshop Wheels in Next Gen Workforce

An 18-wheeler with eight skilled trade simulators was designed to introduce students to a career in the skilled trades and job opportunities in South Carolina.

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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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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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