Schools to Skills Program:
HBI expanded our trades training programs into secondary schools across the country with the support of The Home Depot Foundation and the National Housing Endowment.
Grant funding applications and awards are made available annually to eligible applicants. The Grant Program provides funding to assist secondary schools in creating or enhancing their construction trades programs.
The two-year grant program, offered to students at no cost, provides HBI’s nationally recognized, patented Pre-Apprenticeship Certification Training (PACT) curriculum and industry-recognized certifications to middle school and high school students.
The program is one of only three national curricula recognized and approved by the U.S. Department of Labor and many state departments of education. PACT is designed to be hands-on, competency-based curriculum and is aligned with the STEM educational model – a curriculum based on discipline areas increasingly prominent in the modern workforce, including science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The program strengthens connections to local industry through our affiliation and partnership with the National Association of Home Builders and its 700 local and state associations.