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Construction Career Days

2019 Construction Career Days is coming to the WS Fairgrounds – November 5 & 6! Talk to your school CTE instructor to find out if your school will be attending.  Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem will be there! Find us in front… (Read more)

HBI Certification Assessments

Assessments for Student Certification Information HBI has certification assessments for its award-winning Residential Construction Academy (RCA) and Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Training (PACT) programs. Assessments are offered through a partnership with the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI), the nation’s leading provider… (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)

Dwindling Pool of Skilled Workers

Industry seeks ways to combat dwindling pool of skilled workers The 2016 Workforce Survey by the Associated General Contractors of America included a jarring statistic about the labor pool for construction. For every five workers retiring, only one is entering… (Read more)

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)

CTE Live Demonstration

Career Technical Education Demonstration Success at the 2017 Triad Home & Garden Show! Forsyth Technical Community College Carpentry Students, Winston-Salem Forsyth County School Carpentry Students and Kennedy High School Masonry students will be teaming up with members of Home Builders… (Read more)

Local Builders Seeking Skilled Workers

Local Builders Seeking Skilled Workers to Meet Rising Demand With many residential construction workers having left the industry in search of other work during the housing downturn, home builders in the Triad and in many other areas of the country… (Read more)

Take Another Look at Trades

It’s Time to Take Another Look at Career Opportunities in the Building Trades At a time when countless college graduates are finding they are underemployed and saddled with crushing student debt, it is time for educators and policymakers to reexamine… (Read more)

Building the American Dream

Home Builders Seeking Skilled Workers to Build American Dream by Beverly Kiser-Nutt, Director of Communications & Member Services Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem As our economy and the housing market continue to recover, home builders across the country are seeking… (Read more)

Partnership Fuels Career Fairs – NAHB News

Business Community Partnership Fuels Construction Career Fair Success Filed in Labor, Safety and Health on March 12, 2020 • 0 Comments Operating a mini excavator is commonplace for professionals on a construction job site, but for teenagers watching up close, it’s an exciting window into… (Read more)

Rewarding Careers

The home building industry offers more than just another job — you can find a rewarding career and earn a great salary. The top 25% in most construction trades professions earn at least $60,000 annually. And you don’t need to follow the… (Read more)

Career Opportunities in Trades

It’s time. Time to take another look at Career Opportunities in the Career Trades. At a time when countless college graduates are finding they are underemployed and saddled with crushing student debt, it is time for educators and policymakers to… (Read more)

Power of PWB

Power of Professional Women in Building (PWB) The Winston-Salem, North Carolina chapter of Professional Women in Building support local women serving in various ways in the community. In the fall of 2019, PWB W-S makes a bold presence at the… (Read more)

WSFCS 2020 Career Fairs

Volunteers Needed for Career Fairs at WSFCS. Call 336.464.8001 2020 Career Fair Schedule February 19, 9am – 12:30pm – Career Center – Catherine House cshouse@wsfcs.k12.nc.us Gray Busch, Red Door Insurance Group [9 – 11am] Troi Bachman, HBA Staff /Government Affairs… (Read more)

Spotlight on Construction Careers

Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem by Beverly Kiser-Nutt, Director of Communications & Member Services Did you know that it takes an average of 22 different subcontractors to build a home? October is Careers in Construction Month and it’s a perfect… (Read more)