During the Feb. 7 event, students and instructors set trusses, raised walls and competed in nail driving contests for an electric drill set, tool belts, measuring tapes and ball caps. All of the participants in the day’s activities were outfitted with hard hats, protective eyewear and T-shirts.
"Events such as these are a wonderful opportunity for our members to work with tomorrow's home builders." said Deborah Tomlin, NAHB Student Chapter chairperson for the Southside builders and associate vice president of the HBA of Virginia. "We have a strong local association that believes in giving back to our community,” she said, “and I'm sure that the students will remember this event for a lifetime."
This spring, Freddie Mac and NAHB Student Chapters will take “A Day at the Job Site” to high schools and HBAs in Pittsburgh and Columbus, Ga. Two additional events are tentatively scheduled for the fall.
For more information on “A Day at the Job Site” or the NAHB Student Chapters program, e-mail Joe Krinock at the Home Builders Institute, or call him at 800-795-7955, x8928.
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