Tongue Point Job Corps Gave This Young Lady a Second Chance

Published March 23, 2020 “I’m here.” Student Maya Howe says referring to her career choice to enroll in the electrical program at the Tongue Point Job Corps Center in Oregon. “I’m actually building a strong foundation for my future—finally.” We asked her what changed? “I got sick of working dead-end jobs that I’m not going […]

HBI transitioning Soldiers help Nashville tornado victims, gain experience

Published March 23, 2020 Major Radames Ortiz was stationed at Fort Campbell when his home in Puerto Rico was battered first by hurricanes and then earthquakes. His mother’s home was destroyed and his grandmother’s home also was heavily damaged so he helped out the two ways he could from a distance – by sending money […]

HBI Launches Complimentary Online Learning Alternatives

Published March 23, 2020 The coronavirus pandemic continues to challenge all sectors of our economy and our educational systems. HBI, a national leader for career training in the building industry, announced complimentary access to online learning alternatives for local schools and training programs. This access comes in response to increasing K-12 requests across the nation. […]

HBI Donates Bird Houses to Habitat for Humanity Homeowners

Published February 12, 2020 The Home Builders Institute (HBI) presented Habitat for Humanity of Citrus County with bird houses recently, at the Habitat Administrative Offices. HBI students built the bird houses which will be presented to new Habitat homeowners at their home dedication. HBI is a national leader for career training in the building industry. […]

Applications Now Open for HIRE Vets Award Program

Published February 11, 2020 Home building firms that make it a priority to hire veterans can be recognized for their efforts under an award program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor is now accepting employer applications for the 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion Award. The award program recognizes all types of employers, […]

Home Builders Institute Trains Norfolk Service Members in the Skilled Trades Transitioning service members and supporters inaugurate new skilled trades training facility

WASHINGTON — July 30, 2019 — HBI (Home Builders Institute) officially opened its new skilled trades training program for transitioning service members in Norfolk on July 18. The cost-free, 12-week construction industry training, certification and job placement program allows active duty service members within 180 days of separation from the military to obtain critical training […]

Greater Orlando Builders Association Welcomes HBI’s Latest Class

WASHINGTON — September 17, 2019 — The Greater Orlando Builders Association will host HBI Norbord Orlando Career Center’s graduation on September 18, 2019. Including this latest cohort, 53 students have graduated from the center since the first class began in December of 2018 with a current certification rate of 95 percent. The GOBA-hosted event signifies the warm […]

Home Builders Institute and The Home Depot Foundation Partner to Grant Up to

Half of a Million Dollars for Youth Trades Training Program Effort Boosted by an Additional $200,000 from National Housing Endowment Las Vegas, NV – The Home Builders Institute (HBI) today announced The Home Depot Foundation (THDF) will commit up to $500,000 to fund student training in home construction careers in high schools across the country. […]

HBI Launches Complimentary Online Learning Alternatives

HBI is pleased to announce complimentary access to online learning alternatives to Home Builder Associations (HBAs) through May 31 in response to increasing K-12 requests across the nation. The Flexible Instruction Day (FID) material does not require textbooks or workbooks to accommodate self-paced student learning. Fundamental knowledge and skills, such as safety, communication, social media […]

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