Creating Pathways to Success
Careers in Construction is HBA's non-profit workforce development program that gives local high school students pathways to success in the building trades or beyond, whether they choose a trade school, a traditional college, or direct employment. With sustained funding, the program will help to grow a skilled workforce within the construction industry, as well as offer a promising future for young adults in our community.
Ways to Support the Program
Building Futures Fund - a financial support mechanism created to ensure that long-term funding is available to sustain the Careers in Construction program. Funds raised will be used to supplement the needs of the school districts that directly support this program, including items such as tools, curriculum, and construction materials. More information on the Fund and on permit-based donations is provided upon pulling a building permit in El Paso County.
Allowing the donation to this fund directly supports a program that helps to grow a skilled construction workforce while offering promising careers for young adults in our community. Investments are as follows:
Financial Contributions - Make a one-time or recurring financial contribution. All collected funds will be used to supplement the needs of the school districts that are participating in this program.
Tools & Materials - Donate new tools or construction materials to be used in the classroom for building projects.
Mentoring - Volunteer to share your knowledge and experience with students in the classrooms, at career fairs and other events.
Job Site Visit – Give students the benefit of a first-hand look at a construction project with a field trip to your job site. A question-and-answer format with different roles – from foreman to contractor – would be a great way for students to find out where their interest lies.
Display the Logo – Displaying the “Supporter” logo on your website helps promote the program and spark interest.
Careers in Construction
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