Members across the Federation are stepping up to address the labor shortages facing the industry by leading events in communities virtually and in-person. NAHB is inviting all those who led or participated in workforce development events to submit their story and attend the Workforce Development Champions Forum webinar on Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. ET. Join other industry leaders in a dynamic discussion of best practices, overcoming challenges with in-person or virtual events and information on how to lay the groundwork for activities in 2021. If you've completed one or more of the following activities, you are a workforce development champion:
- Guest speaking or guest lecturing virtually or in-person, which enables students to make connections between their coursework and real-life careers.
- Serving as an advisor virtually or in-person by identifying, developing and regularly reviewing curriculum or serving on an advisory board or committee.
- Donating equipment to ensure students have access to appropriate instruments for their respective career fields.
- Providing job shadowing opportunities virtually or in-person so students can see real-world examples of careers in action.
- Offering internships virtually or in-person, to connect students to industry experts.
- Hosting teacher externships virtually or in-person to help instructors and faculty keep pace with the rapidly changing workplace.
- Participating in career day events to share information about the industry and connect with students and the community.
- Judging student competitions hosted by local or national organizations, such as NAHB or Skills USA, to provide industry expertise.