Lowe’s, Student Chapters Showcased in IBS Events
Spotlighting the impact of NAHB’s workforce development arm in inspiring and training the future members of the nation’s home building industry, the Home Builders Institute (HBI) will host an array of activities at the 2006 International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla. this week.
The Skills Exhibit and Employment booth (W5389) are returning, joining the debut of a number of new crowd-pleasing events:
- First up is the inaugural Job Corps Jeopardy! championship sponsored by the NAHB Student Chapters Program at the Skills Exhibit Booth on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 2:00 p.m. HBI students will be quizzed in critical categories related to their education and training in Job Corps. All participants will be recognized at the NAHB Student Chapters Awards Ceremony at 7:00 p.m. that evening in Room W 110 of the Orange County Convention Center.
- On Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 4:00-4:15 p.m., Lowe’s (Booth W1543) will host a special VIP recognition for the Job Corps student ambassadors working at HBI’s Skills Exhibit booth. This will showcase HBI/Lowe’s Building Careers Scholarship and the support NAHB and Lowe’s share for the Job Corps program and its students. Lowe’s has contributed $100,000 to the scholarship fund.
- Back by popular demand, a Residential Construction Superintendent (RCS) designation session for budding field superintendents, “The Site’s Point Person — Eight Tips for Super Success,” will include presentations by Paul Mashburn, CAPS, CGB, president, Viking Builders, Inc.; Mike Weiss, CGR, CGB, GMB, CAPS, RCS of Weiss and Company LLC; and Beverly Koehn, MIRM, CMP, GMB, CAPS, CGA of Beverly Koehn and Associates. The session will take place on Friday, Jan. 13, at 1:30-3:00 p.m., Room 300/Lecture Hall.
NAHB Student Chapters Test Their Knowledge
The main event for Student Chapters is the Residential Construction Competition, which takes place all day on Tuesday, Jan. 10 and Wednesday, Jan. 11. The competition is divided into two divisions: two-year colleges and secondary schools, and four-year colleges and universities.
In the months leading up to IBS, teams of five to six students have been working with their faculty advisors and coaches to solve a problem presented to them by Centex. Based on actual development plans, the problems test their ability to manage various challenges that may be encountered in a professional environment.
In Orlando, their teams will present their findings to the judges and will be graded on budget and schedule management; cash flow projections; project management and organization; marketing and creativity; and the quality of their written proposal and oral presentation.
Winners will be announced Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. during the NAHB Student Chapters Awards Ceremony in Room W110. Honors will include the presentation of the Distinguished Service Award to NAHB Immediate Past President Bobby Rayburn and the Outstanding Student Chapter Awards.
The NAHB Student Chapters Reception will immediately follow the ceremony, next door in Room W 109.
For more information on the Residential Construction Competitions and to see the entire Student Chapters schedule at IBS, click here.