Author Archive: hbaws

Communications and Member Services Director

The Future is for Workers

Workforce Development Campaign Go Build is a labor-neutral workforce development campaign that seeks to enhance the image of the construction industry and inform young people, parents, and educators about opportunities in the skilled trades. GO BUILD is a comprehensive workforce development initiative… (Read more)

The Future is Calling

The future is for workers, the future is in your hands. 8 Million  =  estimated new job openings in skill trades by 2018 2.7 million = estimated new jobs requiring post-secondary education by 2018 2+ million = craft professionals needed… (Read more)

Construction Career Days

2017 Event Dates: November 7 & 8! Winston-Salem Fairgrounds & Education Building Winston-Salem, NC W-S Chamber Website: Event Information For more information, CTE Instructors can contact: Mr. Bruce Sherman, CTE Director | bsherman@wsfcs.k12.nc.us | 336 -727-2210 ext 34221 Link to required forms for field trip:… (Read more)

Mike Rowe Speaks

Alternative Education – Mike Rowe Speaks   Why “Work Smart, Not Hard” is the Worst Advice in the World – Popular Mechanics Article Article written: August 14, 2013 Category: Articles,Written By Mike Work smarter, not harder? Don’t tell Mike Rowe,… (Read more)

NAHB Student Chapters

National Association of Home Builders – Student Chapters Build the Construction Workforce in your Community It’s in everyone’s best interest: HBAs, our members and the schools in our communities need to work together on building industry workforce issues. The shortage of… (Read more)

NAHB Scholarships

The National Housing Endowment (NHE) The NHE is the philanthropic arm of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping the housing industry develop more effective approaches to home building, enhancing education and… (Read more)

CTE Association Information

North Carolina Association for Career Technical Education PURPOSE To promote the mission and purposes of the Association for Career and Technical Education, as established in the ACTE Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws, Article II. To serve as a unifying agency… (Read more)

Carpentry Student Awards Day

Story by Kim Underwood, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools JUNE 1, 2017 – The house that students at the Career Center built for Habit for Humanity is ready to be moved to its permanent home. And, thanks to a gift from local builders, the… (Read more)

NC SkillsUSA Competition

Skills USA State Conference The annual SkillsUSA NC State Leadership and Skills Conference is held in April in Greensboro each year. There are two varieties of competition – skills competitions and academic competitions.  The skills competitions require students to apply their knowledge… (Read more)