Tag: workforce development

DOL Issues Guidelines for Industry-led Apprenticeships

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on July 30, 2018 0 Comments
DOL Issues Guidelines for Industry-led Apprenticeships

The Department of Labor issued guidelines last week for the creation of industry-led apprenticeship programs. The order is a step toward implementing President Trump’s executive order Expanding Apprenticeships in America that was issued last year.

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Congress Reauthorizes Perkins CTE Act

Filed in Capitol Hill by on July 25, 2018 0 Comments
Congress Reauthorizes Perkins CTE Act

The House and Senate this week voted to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education (CTE) Act. Last reauthorized in 2006, the program provides grants to states to fund vocational programs for high school and college students.

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NAHB, HBI Pledge to Train 50,000 Workers Over Next 5 Years

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on July 19, 2018 3 Comments
NAHB, HBI Pledge to Train 50,000 Workers Over Next 5 Years

Attending a White House event on workforce development, NAHB Chairman Randy Noel pledged that NAHB will work with HBI to educate and train 50,000 new workers over the next five years for a career in the construction trades.

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Houston Ribbon-Cutting Leads to More Trade Careers

Filed in Construction Industry, Education by on July 18, 2018 0 Comments
Houston Ribbon-Cutting Leads to More Trade Careers

Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) CEO Casey Morgan and president Don Klein joined Houston, Texas Mayor Sylvester Turner, Home Builders Institute (HBI) president and CEO John Courson and Norbord Inc. president and CEO Peter Wijnbergen for a June 28 press conference and ribbon-cutting for the HBI Acres Homes program launch, a new workforce development initiative.

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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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