Workforce Development

NAHB Senior Officers Bring a Housing Agenda to Capitol Hill

NAHB Senior Officers Bring a Housing Agenda to Capitol Hill

NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke and First Vice Chairman Jerry Konter recently conducted virtual and in-person meetings with congressional leaders to urge them to keep housing in the forefront of the national agenda.

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House-Passed Bill Would Provide Permanent Legal Status to 100K Construction Workers

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House-Passed Bill Would Provide Permanent Legal Status to 100K Construction Workers

The House on March 18 approved legislation that would provide permanent legal status to more than 100,000 workers in the construction industry holding Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or participating in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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Top IBSx Takeaways from Sustainability & Green Building Scholarship Recipients

Top IBSx Takeaways from Sustainability & Green Building Scholarship Recipients

After a successful 2020 pilot program, 2021 brought even more young professionals to the building industry’s premier conference via the Sustainability & Green Building Scholarship Program for IBS. Despite not being able to meet in person, this year’s green building IBSx scholarship recipients had the unique opportunity to meet NAHB members in an intimate setting through Zoom to discuss green building topics based on interest.

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Upcoming Webinars Celebrate Women in Building, Diversifying the Industry

Upcoming Webinars Celebrate Women in Building, Diversifying the Industry

To celebrate Women’s History Month in March, NAHB’s Workforce Development team and the Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council are hosting webinars on March 25 and 31 to showcase the work women are doing in the field and the efforts being done to increase their numbers.

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How Rising Lumber Prices Impact More Than Just Home Builders

How Rising Lumber Prices Impact More Than Just Home Builders

The fast price escalation in lumber is having far-reaching consequences throughout the industry, and prohibiting home builders and partner organizations from providing much-needed housing to families across the country.

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House Passes Apprenticeship Legislation

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House Passes Apprenticeship Legislation

The House today approved the National Apprenticeship Act of 2021 (H.R. 447), legislation that would expand youth and adult access to instruction in the skilled trades.

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Workforce Development Webinar Today at 2 p.m. ET

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Workforce Development Webinar Today at 2 p.m. ET

The webinar will feature industry leaders sharing best practices on how to host and participate in virtual or in-person workforce development activities this year.

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Attend the Workforce Development Champions Forum Webinar Feb. 1

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Attend the Workforce Development Champions Forum Webinar Feb. 1

Join industry leaders on Feb. 1 to share information and best practices for leading or participating in workforce development in-person and virtual events.

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5 Ways to Start Recruiting the Next Generation of Skilled Workers

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5 Ways to Start Recruiting the Next Generation of Skilled Workers

Residential construction industry members are encouraged to participate in workforce development activities, such as job shadowing or donating equipment during Career and Technical Education Month in February.

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Build University Connects Students with Industry Professionals

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Build University Connects Students with Industry Professionals

Home building and educational leaders in Iowa collaborated to create a series of free online sessions for students to explore a variety of careers in construction.

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