HBI Launches Complimentary Online Learning Alternatives
The coronavirus pandemic continues to challenge all sectors of our economy and our educational systems. HBI, a national leader for career training in the building industry, announced complimentary access to online learning alternatives for local schools and training programs. This access comes in response to increasing K-12 requests across the nation. The Flexible Instruction Day (FID) material does not require textbooks or workbooks to accommodate self-paced online learning. Students will learn fundamental knowledge and skills, such as safety, communication, social media presence and interviewing techniques. "It’s important to us at HBI that our students, instructors and partners continue to receive quality educational resources, even during challenging times," said Ed Brady, HBI President and CEO. "Ultimately, it’s about the collective effort of all of us— educators, industry, parents and even students themselves—knocking down barriers to ensure the student experience results in graduates confidently entering the next stage of their lives and the workforce. We’re fortunate to be part of a community that has come together to achieve that goal—in this case, by extending our support further into the digital landscape." Access to this material will be available through May 1. NAHB members and local home builder associations are encouraged to share this information with local schools and training programs. Learn more about the program and access instructions to share with schools. You can get the latest information on NAHB's response to the coronavirus at nahb.org/coronavirus.