Opening of the BuildStrong Academy in Houston

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Houston, Texas – As recession and unemployment loom, training new skills for workers is crucial, said the head of the Home Builders Institute (HBI), a provider of construction trades training and education , at the grand opening ceremony of its new facility in Houston.

“Economists now expect unemployment to rise over the next few months as the Federal Reserve continues to take steps to contain inflation,” HBI CEO Ed Brady said. “Now is the time to prepare with programs that will provide the underemployed or unemployed with the opportunity to develop new marketable skills.”

The general manager spoke at the unveiling of the BuildStrong Academy in Houston. The training center is part of a national initiative by HBI to help address the severe labor shortage affecting housing in Texas and the United States. The Houston location is BuildStrong Academy’s fourth, following the opening of centers in Denver, CO, Orlando, FL and New Orleans. , THE. HBI has promised to open 15 more training academies by 2027.

The Houston Academy will use HBI’s industry-recognized curriculum, designed to turn students into pre-apprentices trained and sought after by builders. “Over the next few years, BuildStrong Academy Houston will help create great career opportunities in the construction industry for thousands of people living in the Houston area,” Brady said.

Located on Harwin Drive, BuildStrong Academy of Houston offers tuition-free programs accessible to anyone 18 years of age or older. No previous construction experience is necessary. Through participation in workshops, classroom courses, and online learning, students earn industry credentials, including OSHA-10 safety certification. They also receive career advice, job placement support and networking opportunities with top employers in the industry.

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