Job Corps Students Participate in NAHB Family Build
Faye Harrison and her family will soon know how it feels to live in their very own home.
As part of NAHB’s Family Build, association members and staff volunteered to build the Harrison’s new house, along with instructors and students from the Home Builders Institute's (HBI) carpentry program at the Potomac Job Corps Center in Washington, D.C.
Family Build, cosponsored by Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) and DC Habitat for Humanity, has been on NAHB’s spring board agenda for the past three years, providing HBI’s Job Corps students with an opportunity to put their skills training to work on behalf of a family in need.
At this year’s event, eight carpentry students worked alongside board members, HBI’s Immediate Past Chairman and Trustee Jim Sattler and NAHB First Vice President David Pressly and his wife, Tammy.
“What makes Family Build such a great experience is that volunteers from around the NAHB family — from board members and staff to our Job Corps students — are involved in making it a success year after year,” said Pressly.
“This is where our students get a chance to experience the real thing — how it feels to be part of the home building industry and how rewarding it is to make a difference in people’s lives,” said Sattler.
HBI, the workforce development arm of NAHB, is the largest training contractor with the Department of Labor’s Job Corps program. It has trades training programs at 68 Job Corps centers in 40 states and the District Columbia, helping more than 2,000 youths start careers in the residential construction industry annually.
For more information on HBI’s programs in Job Corps, click here; or e-mail C.J. Tirone at HBI, or call him at 800-959-0052, x8910.
Photo by Herman Farrer