The ongoing scarcity of skilled workers is one of the most significant challenges builders are facing. As a result, many state and local HBAs are partnering with community organizations to develop strategies for attracting the next generation of skilled trades professionals.
Last year, for example, NAHB launched a successful Boys and Girls Club pilot program in which several HBAs partnered with their local club to host a variety of engaging and fun career-focused programming.
To continue building the momentum into 2023, NAHB needs input from members and HBAs on the Boys and Girls program. Please take a moment to complete a short survey to help inform NAHB’s after-school community organization partnership initiatives.
In addition, NAHB is hosting a Creating Successful Partnerships with Boys and Girls Clubs webinar on Feb. 22, 2023, at 2 p.m. ET. NAHB members, executive officers and HBA staff are encouraged to join. The webinar will feature a panel of successful pilot group participants discussing best practices for building a workforce development partnership with a local Boys & Girls Club.
For information on future events or tips on being a skilled trades advocate, visit the Workforce Development Champions page.