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Home Building Industry and Workforce Investment System Partnerships To Build On! Carolee Mills Vice President for Workforce Development Home Builders Institute Washington, DC What is This Session About? Help Wanted! Help Wanted!
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Home Building Industryand Workforce Investment SystemPartnerships To Build On! Carolee Mills Vice President for Workforce Development Home Builders Institute Washington, DC
What is This Session About? Help Wanted! Help Wanted! Vital national industry, desperately needs well-trained workers offers excellent wages has terrific career potential seeks training and education partners
But, First, Who Are We? • National Association of Home Builders • National trade association representing residential and light commercial construction industry • 211,000 business members with a diverse occupational base . …Product developers, suppliers, designers, estimators, craft workers, managers, financiers, sales and marketing personnel, and more. . . • Member businesses employ almost 9 million workers • National network of 850 state and local Home Builder Association affiliates
And, the Home Builders Institute. . . . . .The Workforce Development Arm of the National Association of Home Builders . . .35 year history of worker development for the home building industry, typically training 3,000 – 5,000 workers each year • Pre-Apprenticeship, Apprenticeship, and Job Corps training • Craft-skills standards, a new text book series, and a national registry to track training competencies • Contextual learning and career exploration strategies • Local partnerships for mentoring, internships, and hands-on building projects
Construction is one of the Nation’s largest industries. . . Job opportunities continue to be excellent Workers in construction have relatively high hourly earnings Construction is one of the economy’s largest industries Construction offers more opportunities than most other industries for individuals who want to own or run their own business Women in construction - showing the greatest growth in the number of women-owned firms during the 1997-2002 period - growth 36% Work in construction offers a wide variety of career opportunities
Home Building… … The backbone of the American economy Vital segment of local, state, and national economies. . . …. 1 million + new single-family homes each year + multi-family structures and remodeling …. Construction of each 1,000 homes = 2,448 jobs, over $85 million in wages, and $45 million in taxes and fees …. Overall home building represents 14% of the Gross Domestic Product
And We Offer Great Career Opportunities! Did you know? More than 150+ occupations intersect in home construction • Average annual employment in construction grew • to 6.7 million workers in 2001, a 48.8% increase • in 10 years! • In contrast overall employment grew only 22% • during that period • By 2010 the industry will need 1.5 million • replacement workers, plus an equal number of • new workers
Why is This Important? Labor shortages and workforce development – #1 industry issue for the past 4 years The industry is facing. . . • Serious shortage of skilled workers across the industry • Aging workforce • Lack of knowledge about careers in the industry As a primarily small business based industry, training, education, and career development is a challenge, and we need help!
To address industry training needs effectively. . . …We need workforce partners in virtually every community in the country As a partner. . . What do we have to offer? • Industry-driven training models • Local business partnerships • True community spirit
As examples… • Tidewater (VA) HBA has trained 90+ workers each year for more than 20 years, using workforce training resources, with 100% placement, and new homes donated to local affordable housing coalition • Ft. Worth (TX) HBA partners with KB Homes and local sub-contractors to offer training for residents in conjunction with a major inner- city redevelopment project • Naples (FL) HBA, BIA of S. California, BCA of Wood River Valley (ID) partner with schools on projects that increase school retention, and improve academic, and standardized test performance • Kalispell (MT) HBA partners with a high school and Community College to deliver post-secondary credentialing, and a seamless career pathway • HBI is helping the 8 South Dakota HBAs and the South Dakota Department of Labor to develop a statewide construction career exploration and contextual learning project • And, this is just the tip of the iceberg! There are 850 potential partners for the workforce system, plus extensive national resources at HBI
How can we help the workforce system? • Think of HBI as a One-Stop center for residential construction • Industry designed training for entry level workers in • construction crafts • Career exploration through local partnerships • National program models for youth and adults
As an example. . . The Residential Construction Academy Series
The Residential Construction Academy Series Perfect way to introduce people of all ages to the building trades, while developing essential workplace skills Carpentry Plumbing Electrical Facilities Maintenance HVAC Ideal for use in workforce development training programs high school programs 2-year college programs
Building Homes of Our Own. . . An interactive instructional game presenting a macro view of the entire home building process from site selection to final sale Players collect information, solve problems and make choices as they build a 3D home against a budget When complete, players review credit applications and sell to the buyer of their choice
Build a Home, Build a Career A series of academic lessons Math, Science, Social Studies, and English – based on actual examples from the home building industry A career exploration module that helps showcase careers from craft skills, to technical and middle management, to professional opportunities Internships, mentoring making various levels of employment accessible Externships for teachers to help them gain a better understanding of the industry • Hands-on building labs under the auspices of schools, to help students apply academic learning
Craft Skills Training through pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs Projects that train across the country and place special needs youth and adults such as – displaced workers, veterans, homeless, incarcerated, and mature workers
Career Development Model Training Future Home Builders Workplace Basics (Career Awareness, Life Skills, Job Search Skills, Basic Skills) 3 weeks classroom training + 1 week internship OJT (paid) in desired field 3-6 months Step 1 Full-time employment Continuing GED/ Basic Skills Studies Trades 101 Classroom and hands-on training 12 weeks/40 hrs/wk Full-time employment Step 2 Advanced Skill Training In specific trades areas Classroom training provided as required 3-6 months OJT (paid) Step 3 And/OR Registered Apprenticeship Continuing Education, College/certificate programs Step 4
We offer our partnership and ask for your help… . . .Recruitment . . .Promotion of industry careers . . .Assistance with training and career development Working together the result will be…. Greater access to the American dream!
The Home Building Industry Thank You Carolee Mills “A GREAT PLACE TO WORK”