Attract Students to the Trades Though Career Fairs

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

In a survey of NAHB members, a large majority (85%) reported that the availability and cost of workers is one of the most significant challenges builders will face this year. The latest construction labor market data aligns with this concern as more than 400,000 construction jobs remained open in May.

To help local home builders’ associations (HBAs) attract the next generation of skilled trades talent, the next installment of the Workforce Development Champions Forum webinar series on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. ET, will focus on career fairs.

A panel of seasoned workforce development advocates will share their best practices for hosting a successful career fair in your community. The dynamic discussion will include:

  • Recommendations for marketing your program and developing high-impact messaging
  • How to create buzz and excitement leading up to your event.
  • Pro tips for collaborating with community partners to elevate your event.
  • Member recruitment strategies to support your event.

The webinar is ideal for workforce development advocates, executive officers, HBA staff and leadership. Registration is now open.

NAHB offers a variety of customizable materials to help attract students to the residential construction industry. Visit the Workforce Development Resources page to explore the offerings.

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