The shortage of skilled workers in many communities is a big problem. There’s also concern about whether there’s the right kind of training and education available to ensure the quality of the current workforce.
Without action, there’s no solution, so a well-thought-out, collaborative effort that reaches the nation’s educators and high school students can make a big difference.
Now, NAHB is assembling more resources to help HBAs and their members shine a spotlight on careers in the construction industry, address labor shortages and help educators direct their students toward meaningful employment and career choices.
Visit NAHB’s Skilled Workforce Development Resources to access tools you can use in your community, including new construction trades and construction management brochures and a poster. Each comes in a variety of formats to either print in your office or to send to a professional printer.
NAHB Student Chapters has also printed a small quantity of resource materials. To request free, professionally printed copies, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
These resources are perfect for tweens, teens, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and community leaders. Distribute them at career fairs, career exploration days, classroom visits, guidance counselor conferences and exhibit booths and local community events.
NAHB staff is working hard on your behalf in a team effort to address all are concerns regarding labor shortages. We’ll continue to roll out resources and remind you of the ongoing initiatives we are working for on your behalf.
Original Article – NAHBNow – June 2015
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