Home Building Industry and Workforce Investment System Partnerships To Build On! Carolee Mills Vice President for Workforce Development Home Builders Institute Washington, DC What is This Session About? Help Wanted! Help Wanted!
Vice President for Workforce Development
Home Builders Institute
Vital national industry, desperately needs well-trained workers
offers excellent wages
has terrific career potential
seeks training and education partners
. . .The Workforce Development Arm of the National Association of Home Builders
. . .35 year history of worker development for the home
building industry, typically training 3,000 – 5,000 workers each year
Job opportunities continue to be excellent
Workers in construction have relatively high hourly earnings
Construction is one of the economy’s largest industries
Construction offers more opportunities than most other industries for individuals who want to own or run their own business
Women in construction - showing the greatest growth in the number of women-owned firms during the 1997-2002 period - growth 36%
Work in construction offers a wide variety of career opportunities
… The backbone of the American economy
Vital segment of local, state, and national economies. . .
…. 1 million + new single-family homes each
year + multi-family structures and remodeling
…. Construction of each 1,000 homes = 2,448 jobs,
over $85 million in wages, and $45 million in taxes and fees
…. Overall home building represents 14% of the Gross Domestic Product
Did you know?
More than 150+ occupations intersect in home construction
Labor shortages and workforce development –
#1 industry issue for the past 4 years
The industry is facing. . .
As a primarily small business based industry, training, education, and career development is a challenge, and we need help!
…We need workforce partners in virtually every community in the country
As a partner. . .
What do we have to offer?
city redevelopment project
The Residential Construction Academy Series
Residential Construction Academy Series
Perfect way to introduce people of all ages to the building trades, while developing essential workplace skills
Electrical Facilities Maintenance
Ideal for use in
workforce development training programs
high school programs
2-year college programs
An interactive instructional game presenting a macro view of the entire home building process from site selection to final sale
Players collect information, solve problems and make choices as they build a 3D home against a budget
When complete, players review credit applications and sell to the buyer of their choice
A series of academic lessons
Math, Science, Social Studies, and English – based
on actual examples from the home building industry
A career exploration module
that helps showcase careers from craft skills, to technical
and middle management, to professional opportunities
making various levels of employment accessible
Externships for teachers
to help them gain a better understanding of the industry
under the auspices of schools, to help students apply academic learning
Training through pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs
Projects that train across the country and place special needs youth and adults such as – displaced workers, veterans, homeless, incarcerated, and mature workers
Training Future Home Builders
(Career Awareness, Life Skills, Job Search Skills, Basic Skills)
3 weeks classroom training + 1 week internship
OJT (paid) in desired field
12 weeks/40 hrs/wk
Advanced Skill Training
In specific trades areas
Classroom training provided as required
3-6 months OJT (paid)
. . .Recruitment
. . .Promotion of industry careers
. . .Assistance with training and career development
Working together the result will be….
Greater access to the American dream!
“A GREAT PLACE TO WORK”