Workforce Development Courses

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Below is a sample of Workforce Development courses available on the EEBA Academy:
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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

Help! I Need Somebody Workforce Woes, Work Arounds, and What Abouts

The need for housing is rising across the country with home buyer demand far outpacing supply in most markets. Join us to see how some high-performance home builders are tackling the problem head-on with training programs for young workers and creative approaches to finding and keeping good subs and staff. You'll also hear about government initiatives that could help. 

Instructor: David Kendall, Ryan Hillgartner, Rick Wertheim, Marye Hefty, Theresa Gilbride
CEUs: 1 LU AIA, 1 BPI, 1 NAHB, 1 NARI, and 1 RESNET credits

Building the Future of Energy Efficient Buildings Through Workforce Development

How do we ensure healthy, energy efficient buildings are part of the future built environment? How can we ensure we have enough qualified workers to make efficiency upgrades possible at scale in our current buildings? By training a workforce that is empowered and passionate about designing, constructing, and operating high-performance buildings and installing energy efficient building technologies. 

Instructor: Sarah Truitt, Madeline Salzman, Zachary Peterson, & Clint Shireman
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