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HBI Gets Cash Infusion from Skilled Labor Fund

Filed in Workforce Development by on September 27, 2018 0 Comments
HBI Gets Cash Infusion from Skilled Labor Fund

The National Housing Endowment, NAHB’s philanthropic arm, last week gave a new boost to the Home Builders Institute Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Training program with a $57,000 check from donations to the Skilled Labor Fund, an initiative launched in 2017 to address the shortage of skilled labor entering the residential construction market.

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

Filed in Workforce Development by on July 19, 2018 6 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 Membership, Workforce Development 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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House Passes Prison Reform Bill that Provides Vocational Training

Filed in Advocacy, Workforce Development by on May 23, 2018 2 Comments
House Passes Prison Reform Bill that Provides Vocational Training

On a 360-59 vote, the House yesterday overwhelmingly approved NAHB-supported legislation that would provide vocational training for prisoners in an effort to reduce recidivism rates.

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NAHB Chairman Sees Green Across the Pond

Filed in Education, Environment, Membership 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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HBI Receives $50 Million Grant to Train 20,000 Skilled Workers

Filed in Workforce Development by on March 9, 2018 7 Comments
HBI Receives $50 Million Grant to Train 20,000 Skilled Workers

The Home Depot Foundation announced yesterday a $50 million commitment to partner with HBI to train 20,000 new skilled workers over the next 10 years.

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Norbord Gives HBI $1M to Train Local Workforces

Filed in Education, Workforce Development 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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Make a Living Building Homes

Filed in Education, Student Chapters, Workforce Development by on October 11, 2017 0 Comments
Make a Living Building Homes

October is Careers in Construction Month and a great opportunity to focus on the pipeline of skilled workers to the home building industry.

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Maine to Launch Carpentry Training Program

Filed in Education, Workforce Development by on May 11, 2017 1 Comment
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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NHE Grant and Scholarship Application Deadline This Sunday

Filed in Student Chapters by on March 22, 2017 0 Comments
NHE Grant and Scholarship Application Deadline This Sunday

The National Housing Endowment offers several scholarships for students interested in careers in the home building industry. Make sure the aspiring builders you know take advantage of these opportunities to help fund their education.

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