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Colorado Construction Skills Bootcamp Combats Workforce Shortage

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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Business Community Partnership Fuels Construction Career Fair Success

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health 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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Alabama Home Building Academy Provides Boot Camp for Skilled Trades

Alabama Home Building Academy Provides Boot Camp for Skilled Trades

One month after opening, the North Alabama Homebuilding Academy already has hundreds of students on a waiting list for the free, hands-on training aimed at opening the door to a career in the building trades.

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Builder Creates Foundation to Address Local Workforce Development Gap

Filed in Construction Industry, Labor, Safety and Health by on February 17, 2020 0 Comments
Builder Creates Foundation to Address Local Workforce Development Gap

A North Carolina-based non-profit connects students with internships that lead to full-time jobs and hosts programs that generate significant exposure to career paths in the residential construction industry.

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HBA Funding Available for Careers in Construction Programs

Filed in Construction Industry, Labor, Safety and Health by on January 31, 2020 3 Comments
HBA Funding Available for Careers in Construction Programs

HBAs are encouraged to apply for funding to support activities that introduce students to careers in residential skilled trades.

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Student Builder Conference Spurs Careers in Construction

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on December 24, 2019 0 Comments
Student Builder Conference Spurs Careers in Construction

The Home Builders Association of Richmond recently coordinated a Student Construction Conference for more than 800 area students to learn about careers in the industry.

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Number of Unfilled Construction Jobs Remains High Despite Some Progress

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Number of Unfilled Construction Jobs Remains High Despite Some Progress

The estimated number of construction jobs open in October was 311,000, down from a September total of 327,000 and April’s post-Great Recession high of 434,000, according to the latest U.S. BLS JOLTS data.

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Start Planning Now for Career and Technical Education Month

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on December 10, 2019 0 Comments
Start Planning Now for Career and Technical Education Month

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month® is a public awareness campaign that takes place each February to celebrate the value of CTE. Now is time to begin laying the groundwork for your HBA to execute a CTE-focused activity or program.

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Ribbon Cut at New Tennessee HBI Transitioning Military Center

Filed in Construction Industry, Labor, Safety and Health 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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HBA Skills-Building Event Attracts Future Workforce

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on November 22, 2019 0 Comments
HBA Skills-Building Event Attracts Future Workforce

Dallas Builders Association members face a familiar industry challenge. Members have too many job openings and too few qualified workers to fill them. To help motive and educate the next generation builders, the Dallas BA spearheaded a workforce development event at the Dallas Builders Show on Nov. 12.

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