The Skilled Labor Fund, designed to address the lack of skilled labor entering the residential construction industry, awarded more than $200,000 in grants to 42 home builder associations nationwide to provide skills training to high school students.
“We are pleased to announce that we have made a substantial investment in the future of the home building industry with skilled workforce development programs. Working with local home builder associations, we can bring the shop back into our high schools and offer career fairs to change lives and create the future workforce for home building.”
– Ted Mahoney, member of SLF’s operating committee and chairman-elect of the National Housing Endowment
These grants were made possible by both the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and donor and partner donations.
The workforce shortage in the industry has continued to cause problems for both consumers and professionals. It has lead to less supply, higher prices, and longer lead times on projects. This initiative is an investment in the future workforce to be able to provide housing to meet America’s demand.