HBI, then known as NAHB Manpower, signs its first agreement to train individuals through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Corps Program, the only national residential education and training program serving disadvantaged youths ages 16-24. HBI trains 150 individuals in seven construction trades at one Job Corps Center that first year. Today, HBI is the largest residential construction career technical trainer in Job Corps, operating programs on 73 centers nationwide, placing more than 2,000 new workers in the industry annually.

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