Tag: workforce development

Texas Builders Break Ground on Trade School

Texas Builders Break Ground on Trade School

An Oct. 5 groundbreaking ceremony for the Howard College-San Angelo Construction Trades Center of Excellence was also a day to celebrate expanded career choices for Texas high school graduates – and a new generation of skilled construction workers.

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Norbord Gives HBI $1M to Train Local Workforces

Filed in Education, Labor, Safety and Health by on October 13, 2017 0 Comments
Norbord Gives HBI $1M to Train Local Workforces

HBI, the workforce development arm of NAHB, just got an important assist as it gears up to help prepare the local workforce for reconstruction in Texas and Florida hard-hit by hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

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Kicking Off Careers in Construction Month

Kicking Off Careers in Construction Month

NAHB recently launched a Careers in the Construction Trades webpage to highlight opportunities in six popular trades.

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Tell Job Seekers Why Building is a Great Gig

Filed in Construction Industry, Education, Student Chapters by on September 21, 2017 0 Comments
Tell Job Seekers Why Building is a Great Gig

October is Careers in Construction Month, an opportunity to increase public awareness about the great jobs available in residential construction and related trade professions. NAHB has the tools to help members and HBAs get started.

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San Antonio Builders Break Ground to Support Charity and Skilled Labor

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, NAHB Cares by on August 30, 2017 0 Comments
San Antonio Builders Break Ground to Support Charity and Skilled Labor

The Greater San Antonio Builders Association broke ground yesterday on its annual charity home, which will help provide scholarships and grants to local students who are pursuing careers in the residential construction industry.

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A Temporary Band-aid On Labor Shortages

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on August 18, 2017 2 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 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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