Tag: workforce development

Iowa Governor Lauds HBA Job Training Program

Filed in Education by on July 10, 2018 0 Comments
Iowa Governor Lauds HBA Job Training Program

A group of Iowa high school and college students have broken ground on a five-bedroom home in Iowa City that the state’s governor says is a model for communities across the state.

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NAHB Chairman Sees Green Across the Pond

Filed in Education, Environmental, Global Housing, Leadership by on April 27, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Chairman Sees Green Across the Pond

A trip to see the sustainable community of Poundbury in Great Britain can help open the eyes of builders, community leaders and product manufacturers to the benefits of modern urban planning. And when NAHB Chairman Randy Noel led a delegation of NAHB representatives to the community, a project that the Prince’s Foundation began 20 years ago, it also served to open the eyes of foundation leaders to the benefits of the National Green Building Standard and HBI educational programs.

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Diversifying the Industry’s Workforce to Address the Labor Shortage

Diversifying the Industry’s Workforce to Address the Labor Shortage

As the residential construction industry continues to grapple with a severe labor shortage, one solution is clear to many industry leaders: recruiting more women.

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Construction Employment is Rising, but Not Fast Enough

Construction Employment is Rising, but Not Fast Enough

A recent comparison of employment data depicts a positive trend: The number of residential construction workers has steadily — though modestly — increased every year since 2011.

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HBA of Delaware Helps Students Build Sheds, Raise Money

Filed in Construction Industry, Leadership by on March 6, 2018 1 Comment

The HBA of Delaware is donating supplies – and the expertise of its members – to the students of St. Georges Technical High School in Middletown so they can design and construct sheds to be raffled off as a school fundraiser.

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Worker Shortage ‘An Epidemic’ for Vermont Trades

Worker Shortage ‘An Epidemic’ for Vermont Trades

Kyle Santor, vice president of sales for Floor Coverings International in Williston, Vt., lost out on as much as three million dollars’ worth of business in 2017, simply because he didn’t have enough labor to do the job.

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Skilled Labor Campaign Kicks off 2nd Year at IBS

Skilled Labor Campaign Kicks off 2nd Year at IBS

NAHB and the National Kitchen & Bath Association are ramping up efforts to narrow the skilled labor gap by kicking off the second year of the This Old House Generation Next and the SGC Horizon Skilled Labor campaign to encourage and empower young people to join the skilled trades.

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D.C. School Attracts Kids to the Trades

Filed in Construction Industry, Education by on December 8, 2017 0 Comments

There’s an education revolution brewing right in the middle of the nation’s capital: The Washington Post reports that Phelps ACE High School, once derided as “an academic dumping ground” and then closed all together, has been reborn as a high school specializing in architecture, construction and engineering — and attracting new students.

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HBA Workforce Development Program Wins State Funding

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Student Chapters by on November 29, 2017 5 Comments
HBA Workforce Development Program Wins State Funding

The HBA of Colorado Springs has been awarded $587,276 from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment to bolster its Careers in Construction program.

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Build a Solid Career in Construction Management

Build a Solid Career in Construction Management

NAHB has been promoting the rewarding job opportunities in the skilled trades for Careers in Construction Month but let’s not forget that the construction manager also offers an exciting career path in the housing industry.

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