|President's Pen by Jessica Scheurich, HBA President|
Welcome April and the beautiful Spring weather. With the mild weather construction has stayed steady through the winter months and is taking full force now this spring. Everyone is now gearing up for the 27th Annual Town and Country New Home and Specialty Retail Tour April 29 & 30 and May 6 & 7 with 46 Homes, 12 Villas, 2 Home Building Sites and 28 In-Home Vendors.
More high school students are entering college and taking on debt and end up either finishing with a degree in a field they either never go into or even worse don’t even finish college. With the shortage workers in the construction trades industry we are in the prime to recruit and retain area students. To be successful in many of these areas students just need motivation, hard work ethic and a high school diploma. Many of the trades make a decent wage and have a viable opportunity to own your own business. We are happy to announce the forming of a Committee to undertake the commitment to strategically align ourselves to focus on recruitment of our youth to the construction trades for the future of our industry. We have sponsored an NAHB student Chapter with 35 students at Anthis Career Center, a commitment to our youth in the construction trades. Thank you for all those who have stepped forward and shown interest at this time and anyone who is still interested in getting on this committee or being involved in anyway please contact HBA Office.
Jessica Scheurich HBA President