October is Careers in Construction Month

Posted by on Sep 30, 2021 in News

During October, we celebrate Careers in Construction Month! The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) designation aims to increase awareness of the opportunities and rewards available in the skilled trades. Five cities and one county in the our HBA footprint are issuing proclamations, while The Greater Iowa City Area HBA Vocational Training Council (VTC) continues to engage and encourage youth to enter the high-demand industry. The following Eastern Iowa...

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Celebrating Professional Women in Building Week

Posted by on Sep 16, 2021 in News

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Professional Women in Building Week, Sept. 13-17, highlights the diverse, talented women in the home-building industry. Not only are women employed in all aspects of residential construction, but they’re also reaping the industry’s compensation benefits. In general, a pay gap exists between men and women across most industries in the United States, where women earn 82 cents for every dollar a man makes. However, the gap is...

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Tips to Protect Your Property from Wind Damage

Posted by on Sep 9, 2021 in News

Our homes are more important now than ever before. During storm season, powerful winds from hurricanes, tornados and other severe storms can put your home at risk. High winds from storms can be unpredictable and uproot trees or create flying debris that can damage your property. Each September, the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognizes National Preparedness Month, to encourage and remind Americans to be prepared for disasters or emergencies in their...

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HBA VTC Wins Workforce Leadership Award

Posted by on Sep 2, 2021 in News

The Greater Iowa City Area HBA’s Vocational Training Council (VTC) has been named a Corridor Business Journal 2021 Workforce Leader in the category of Most Effective Training for Existing Employment Needs (Small Company). The honor is for two recently completed Architecture-Engineering-Construction (ACE) initiatives – five student-built sheds and a student remodel – aimed at giving high school students skilled-trades experience. Kirkwood Community College, the City of...

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Johnson County Recognized as Age-Friendly Community

Posted by on Sep 1, 2021 in News

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has recognized Johnson County as an age-friendly community and officially accepted it into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. It is the first county in Iowa to receive this designation. The AARP age-friendly network challenges states, counties, cities, towns and rural areas to prepare for the rapidly aging US population. Communities are encouraged to focus on and strengthen features and services that...

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