“This is how we are going to keep our young people in the state of Iowa,” said Gov. Kim Reynolds at the home’s groundbreaking in a story written by the Iowa City Press-Citizen. And those young people will have skilled training that will lead to well-paying careers in the industry and build more homes for Iowans.
The home building project is part of the Greater Iowa City HBA‘s summer vocational training program,, run with the cooperation of Kirkwood Community College and featured in NAHBNow when it launched almost four years ago.
NAHB offers a number of resources to HBAs interested in workforce development issues or that want to launch a Student Chapter for local high school or college students interested in a career in the trades or construction management. Share updated salary data and videos for six popular trades to help make the case for pursuing these rewarding careers.
For additional information, contact Greg Zick at 202-266-8493.