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National Association of Home Builders to Train 50,000 Workers

National Association of Home Builders to Train 50,000 Workers

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) chairman Randy Noel pledged that the organization and its educational component, the Home Builders Institute (HBI), “will educate and train 50,000 new workers over the next five years for careers in the construction trades” according to a company press release.

President Trump recently signed an executive order that created the National Council for the American Worker, an organization that will find ways to train and retrain workers for in-demand careers. Many organizations, including the NAHB, signed an agreement to develop apprenticeships, boost on-the-job training and provide students and workers with expanded training opportunities.

Noel says NAHB and its educational component, the HBI, applaud the National Council for the American Worker and its efforts to provide workforce training opportunities.

“The Home Builders Institute … is a national leader for career training in the home building industry,” Noel says. “To honor the administration’s important commitment to America’s workers, we will expand our training, certification and job placement programs for underserved and at-risk youth, transitioning military, veterans, ex-offenders and displaced workers.”

In March, several big-box companies initiated new programs to help close the skilled labor gap.

About Todd Taber

Todd Taber
Todd is an assistant editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. He graduated from Indiana University where he majored in journalism and French. Throughout his career, he has aimed to highlight small businesses and their community value. He joined NRHA in 2017 and now serves on the news and marketing teams. In his free time, he likes to run, spend time with family and travel the country.