Workforce Development Courses

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Below is a sample of Workforce Development courses available on the EEBA Academy:
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Linking Advanced Building and Workforce to Careers/Programs

This class is intended for students, entry-level workers, or people experienced in the home building industry looking for career path advancement options. The class explores various career paths, using career map tools intended to explain various options for people interested in careers in innovative, high-performance home construction. Attendees will be introduced to basic building science concepts, as well as a variety of career path examples. The class will establish a link between innovative building practices and career advancement options.

Instructor: Sam Bowles

Benefits and Strategies to Hire and Retain Veterans

The National Veterans Chamber serves both the individual Veteran and the organizations that support our Veterans and military families. Veterans and military families are able to access resources to find jobs, start a business, and obtain advice in current employment. Employers benefit by accessing resources to help them create a welcoming military-friendly workplace, free training programs and access tax benefits when hiring military Veterans.

Instructor: Joseph Molina and Rene Carter

Resilient Homes Need to Be Built by Resilient People

The construction industry is on the top of a list that no one wants to be on---completed suicides. Our goal in this session is to go upstream and get real comfortable talking about mental health in the industry and use the speaker's personal story to weave this narrative. We will discuss risk factors and warning signs for suicide prevention and look at ways to let your people know that you care.

Instructor: Dennis Gillan

The House that SHE Built - providing scholarships for women in construction through a 2021 Parade Ho

The Utah Chapter of the NAHB Professional Women in Building began work last year to design and build a home that will be showcased in the 2021 Utah Valley Parade of Homes. The goal for this home is to highlight and utilize women professionals, skilled tradeswomen, and woman-owned companies for all stages of the project. The proceeds from the sale of the home following the Parade will be divided between scholarships, women-run charities, and future home projects like The House That SHE Built. In this session, we'll share the story of this project and its impact on the local community and future generations of women in building.

Instructor: Jennie Tanner
CEUs: 1 LU AIA, 1 BPI, 1 NAHB, 1 NARI, and 1 RESNET credits
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