Workforce Development Partnerships and Programs

Workforce Development
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Contact: Greg Zick
gzick@nahb.org
(202) 266-8493

NAHB is partnering with educators, members and state and local HBAs to address the housing industry’s labor shortages and to develop a skilled workforce for the future.

A collaborative effort that reaches policymakers as well as local educators and high school students can be an effective way to address some of the issues that have contributed to chronic labor shortages and misperceptions of the industry. HBAs and members can help their communities grow and prosper, while educators can direct their students toward meaningful employment and career choices.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

NAHB has teamed up with The Boys & Girls Clubs of America to introduce more of America’s youth to a future career in residential construction. The agreement comes as the residential construction industry continues to struggle to overcome the lack of available skilled trade workers.

Learn more about the collaboration and access the partnership toolkit.

Skills USA

NAHB has partnered with SkillsUSA, a national education nonprofit focused on workforce development. The partnership will help close the skilled labor gap and create a workforce that is essential to meet the strong demand for housing.

SkillsUSA is the national organization for students in trade, industrial, technical and health occupations education. It sponsors the SkillsUSA Championships annually to recognize the achievements of career and technical education students and to encourage them to strive for excellence and pride in their chosen occupations.

Learn more about the partnership and find a local Skills USA chapter near you.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) Student and Faculty Leadership program

In 2023, NAHB Student Chapters and Workforce Development team launched its first-ever Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) Student and Faculty Leadership program. This new initiative aims to expand opportunities with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) students through leadership development seminars and networking opportunities throughout the year. This exciting new program will create more pathways for equitable opportunities in residential construction and increase diversity within the construction management pipeline.

The DEIA Student and Faculty Leadership Program is sponsored by: 

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