The goal of the series, according to Roger Day, president of Rosewood Homes in Orange Park, FL, is to help shape a workforce that is skilled and able to meet the needs of NAHB member builders, contractors and remodelers.
Courses have been developed in three- and four-hour modules to allow for maximum flexibility. They provide training in: general project management, budget management and cost control, customer service and home owner relations, safety and security, codes and quality control, office and subcontractor relations and hiring, training and supervision.
Mashburn said that in one of his courses participants learned how to protect the job site by reviewing the essential ingredients of a safety and security program. “We also went over the most common OSHA citations and how to prepare for an OSHA inspection,” he said, as well as reviewing the safety responsibilities of superintendents and employees.
“This was quite a feather in our cap, to be the first location in the country to offer all seven classes under one roof,” said Paul Thompson, executive vice president of the Florida Home Builders Association.
Mashburn now heads for Atlanta, where the series will be conducted for the Greater Atlanta Builders Association later this month.
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(This story was filed by Michael Bonts, who is communications director for the Northeast Florida Builders Association.)
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