The Spokane Home Builders Association’s education effort focus on advancing the practice and professionalism of the home building industry.  SHBA offers programming for all ranges of home building industry professionals including courses on the latest building and energy codes, contracts, business practices and many other topics.

Building the Industry’s Next Generation

The gap in skilled construction workers is projected to grow each year over the next decade. The only way to ensure the success of the industry’s future is to inspire young people to pursue careers in construction. The Spokane Home Builders Association is committed to attracting the next generation of construction professionals by presenting the construction industry as a smart career option. SHBA is committed to investing resources towards workforce development.


If you are either an owner or an employee of an SHBA member company, and you have a son or daughter who is graduating this year and pursing higher education in a housing-related program such as construction management, residential building, construction technology, civil engineering, architecture, or any of the trade-related specialties, we welcome you to apply for the Kim Momb Scholarship.

Current high school seniors planning to attend an accredited college, university, certified trade school or apprenticeship program as a full-time student in the fall directly after their graduation from high school or an existing SHBA apprenticeship training program are also eligible to apply for funds.

To apply download the application and mail in by May 19, 2020 to:

Spokane Home Builders Association

C/O Kim Momb Scholarship Program

5813 E. 4th Avenue, Suite 201

Spokane Valley, WA 99212-0308

Apply for Scholarship

Top 5 reasons to choose a career in construction



The average college graduate is tens of thousands of dollars in debt and many are left searching for a job after getting their degree. On the flip side, an SHBA Residential Carpenter apprentice starts getting paid on day one for on-the-job training. Upon completion, apprentices have little to no debt and have already been working for their employer for multiple years.


A career in construction is anything but a dead-end job. From graduating high school to retirement, there are numerous ways to move up the career ladder.

In fact, many Home Builder and Remodeling executives at SHBA member firms started in the apprenticeship program. Anyone looking for a job that can turn into a career should look no further than the construction industry.



The skills gap is a real problem facing contractors today. There are simply not enough skilled workers to fill the jobs that are currently available.

In the next few years, the construction industry will need as many as two million new craft professionals to fill the jobs available. While others struggle to find work, you can start your career in one of the most in-demand fields in the country.



While many people turn off their computer at the end of a mundane workday, those in the construction industry face new challenges every time they step on the jobsite.

Those in the construction industry also get a sense of accomplishment as the structure they are working on is completed. Just imagine how it would feel to drive by a home and tell a friend or family member, “I built that.”



Construction is one of the largest industries in the country, and it is not going away anytime soon. As long as people need homes, schools, hospitals and more, the construction industry will exist. A job in construction will never be outsourced. While other jobs may be shipped overseas, it is impossible to build a home or skyscraper in China and send it to Spokane, Washington.


NAHB Designations

An NAHB designation tells your customers that you are proficient in the latest skills and techniques and committed to excellence. By setting yourself apart from the competition and increasing your marketability, you impact your company’s bottom line.

Certified Graduate Associate (CGA)
Certified Graduate Builder (CGB)
Graduate Master Builder (GMB)
Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR)
The Graduate Master Remodeler (GMR)
Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS)
The Certified Green Professional™ (CGP)
The Residential Construction Superintendent (RCS)
The Advanced Residential Construction Superintendent (ARCS)

Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP)
Master Certified New Home Sales Professional (Master CSP)
Certified New Home Marketing Professional (CMP)
Member, Institute of Residential Marketing (MIRM)
Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP)
Certified Leasing Professional (CLP)
Registered in Apartment Management (RAM)
Advanced RAM
The Certified Active Adult Specialist in Housing (CAASH)

We support our United States military veterans.

Ask us how you can use your POST 9/11 GI Bill to receive educational benefits through our educational programs. Contact our office at 509-532-4990 ask to speak to our VA Specialist for details.