LEARNING IS LIFELONG

The Spokane Home Builders Association’s nationally recognized Education Department works diligently for you to:

  • Address the current workforce shortage facing the construction industry offering apprenticeship training programs, hosting an annual Construction Conference, increasing awareness of opportunities in the field to schools in our community, and much more.
  • Increase your level of expertise and put you on the cutting-edge of your field by offering the highest quality of continuing education, training and professional development courses.

Top 5 reasons to choose a career in construction

1

EARN WHILE YOU LEARN

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.
2

ROOM FOR ADVANCEMENT


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.

3

JOBS ARE AVAILABLE…NOW

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.

4

PRIDE IN CRAFTSMANSHIP

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.”

5

A CAREER FOR LIFE

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.

UPCOMING CLASSES

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.

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