Next Generation of Builders Spends 'A Day at the Job Site'
Under a new program designed to give students a first-hand look at the home building industry, Pulte Homes and the NAHB Student Chapters on Feb. 26 hosted “A Day at the Job Site” for 30 students from Bartram Trail High School, the University of North Florida and the University of Florida. The day-long event was held at Riverwood by Del Webb, which is located in Ponte Vedra, Fla.
Other “Day at the Job Site” events were held in Maryland, Arizona and Texas at various Pulte Home developments currently under construction, giving students an opportunity to share information, network and learn from home building industry experts.
Students toured homes in various stages of construction and interacted with Pulte Homes executives to ask questions about topics ranging from construction to sales and marketing.
Pulte spearheaded the day-long activities to expose students to career choices in home building and emphasize the importance of diversity in the industry’s workforce.
The NAHB Student Chapters program is administered by Home Builders Institute, the workforce development arm of NAHB.
For more information on NAHB Student Chapters, e-mail Page Browning at HBI, or call her at 800-795-7955 x8918.
Home Builders Institute Offers New Program to Teach Hispanic Adults English
Sed de Saber™-Construction Edition is an easy-to-use, take-home learning tool created exclusively for the construction industry by the Home Builders Institute to improve communication, quality and safety on the job site.
The product, now available at www.seddesaberconstruction.com, uses proven LeapFrog technology to allow workers to listen, record and play back their pronunciation of more than 500 vocabulary words and 340 phrases. Participants who practice 30 minutes each day will complete the program in just four months. Learning at home, on their own time, also eliminates scheduling conflicts.
Sed de Saber™-Construction Edition was developed by a team of subject matter experts assembled through HBI — including superintendents, craft skills experts, remodelers and builders — to ensure that the information is relevant to today’s home building workforce. To address worker safety issues related to the language barrier, HBI created a seventh book based entirely on the NAHB-OSHA Job Site Safety Handbook.
NAHB members can purchase the learning system, all seven books and a skills assessment to chart employee progress for $395 per kit. The non-member price is $495. Order today and empower your workers to learn English at www.seddesaberconstruction.com.