Tag: workforce development

A Temporary Band-aid On Labor Shortages

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on August 18, 2017 0 Comments
A Temporary Band-aid On Labor Shortages

The portion of builders experiencing labor shortages rose again last month. While long-term workforce development initiatives are underway, many builders have the same question: How or where can we find more laborers now? A lesser-known program from the Department of Homeland security is one option that could help temporarily boost production.

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Colorado Mandates Intro to Skilled Labor in Public High Schools

Colorado Mandates Intro to Skilled Labor in Public High Schools

A new law in Colorado aims to address one of the greatest challenges to recruiting skilled labor: dispelling the myth that all successful career paths require a college education.

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Maine to Launch Carpentry Training Program

Maine to Launch Carpentry Training Program

A residential carpenter apprenticeship program sponsored by the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Maine has been approved by the state’s labor department — an important step in addressing the home building industry’s need to train and retain skilled carpenters.

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Mentor a Student to Help ICC Promote Building Safety Month

Leaders in the trade and professional organizations that represent the residential construction industry are beating the drums to attract more young adults to the building trades.

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What Draws Young Adults to the Construction Trades?

Filed in Economics, Work/Life Balance by on April 21, 2017 1 Comment
What Draws Young Adults to the Construction Trades?

Most young adults between the ages of 18 to 25 say the two most important benefits of a career in the construction trades are good pay (80%) and learning useful skills (74%), according to a recent poll conducted by NAHB to determine how this age group feels about a career in the construction trades.

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Dallas BA Hosts High School Future Builders

Filed in Construction Industry, Education by on April 20, 2017 0 Comments
Dallas BA Hosts High School Future Builders

Dozens of construction trades students from a local high school came out to attend a successful visit of a jobsite last week.

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Montana Students Prepare 41st Home for Sale

Filed in Construction Industry, Home Building by on December 8, 2016 0 Comments
Montana Students Prepare 41st Home for Sale

High school students in Billings, Montana, are about halfway through building a new home that they’ll be ready to sell right about the time that the seniors on the project graduate in 2017.

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New Tools to Promote Industry Jobs

Filed in Construction Industry, Labor, Safety and Health by on November 10, 2016 0 Comments
New Tools to Promote Industry Jobs

Help spread the word about the great career opportunities in residential construction with six new trade-specific posters.

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RCMC: A Whole Year of Learning

Filed in Education, International Builders' Show by on October 6, 2016 0 Comments

The resources in the 2017 Residential Construction Management Competition provide high school students with a valuable opportunity to put their home building skills to the test, whether they choose to compete or not.

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New Resources to Help You Recruit Skilled Labor

Filed in Construction Industry, Labor, Safety and Health by on September 15, 2016 11 Comments
New Resources to Help You Recruit Skilled Labor

We’ve made it easier for you to help spread the word about quality jobs in the residential construction industry.

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