VTC Sheds and Remodel Projects Engage Students in Skilled Trades

Posted by on Apr 30, 2021 in News

The Greater Iowa City Area HBA Vocational Training Council (VTC) is partnering on two Architecture-Engineering-Construction (ACE) initiatives – student-built sheds and a student remodel – aimed at giving high school students skilled-trades experience. The VTC also received a Future Ready Iowa Grant for tools to support its ongoing efforts.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the VTC’s award-winning Student-Built House program – where high schoolers build a home alongside...

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VTC Awarded Mobile Construction Lab Grant

Posted by on Apr 27, 2021 in News

The Greater Iowa City Area HBA Vocational Training Council (VTC) has been awarded a $5,000 Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund grant, one of 13 issued by the state for 2021. Helping Iowans The purpose of the matching-grant program is for employers, community leaders and others to carry out creative solutions that address local workforce issues and develop regional workforce talent pools. More specifically, it is designed to support innovative ways in helping Iowans...

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Members: Recruit ONE in 21 During May’s Membership Drive

Posted by on Apr 21, 2021 in News

It’s time for the Spring Membership Drive! You have four entire weeks to make some calls, send several emails and share the benefits you’ve experienced as a Greater Iowa City Area HBA member. Every Iowa City Area HBA member has the power to make an impact on membership. This year, we’re asking just that: ONE in 21. Start during our Spring Membership Drive, May 1 – 31. Take that step toward supporting  membership growth, one member at a time. Details...

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Top Five Overlooked Careers in High Demand

Posted by on Apr 16, 2021 in News

There are many jobs in the skilled trades that are in high demand. Rewarding career paths such as carpentry, plumbers and HVACR technicians do not require a four-year degree and have the earning potential of more than $50,000 a year. In fact, many skilled trades offer apprentice opportunities so students can earn while they learn. If you’re thinking about starting a new career, your current skills are likely a match for at least one career path in the skilled trades....

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Join a Team for May’s Month-Long Membership Drive

Posted by on Apr 13, 2021 in News

Members: It’s time for the Spring Membership Drive! You have four entire weeks to make some calls, send several emails and share the benefits you’ve experienced as a Greater Iowa City Area HBA member! Every Iowa City Area HBA member has the power to make an impact on membership. This year, we’re asking just that: ONE in 21. Start during our Spring Membership Drive, May 1 – 31. Take that step toward supporting membership growth, one member at a time....

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