Construction Careers…Building for the Future

Growing Our Workforce is Critical for the Building Industry

Workforce development is one of the greatest challenges the building industry has faced over the past decade and continues today with an increasing shortage of skilled labor. Careers  in construction offer tremendous value…competitive salaries…and job growth opportunities.

As part of the Greensboro Builders Association’s workforce development initiatives…we are involved with area high schools, community colleges, and other workforce development organizations striving to build greater awareness of career opportunities within the construction industry. This includes participating in classroom and jobsite visits…career fairs…providing job shadowing, internships, on-the-job training and apprenticeship opportunities.

NEW for Fall 2024: Skilled Trades Scholarships & Training Grants

With high school graduation season around the corner…this can be an exciting yet daunting time as students contemplate the next chapter. If you know a soon-to-be or recent grad seeking new opportunities, or adults who are looking for new career options, encourage them to explore technical education opportunities that can lead to professional and personal fulfillment.

In an effort to expand on our workforce development initiatives…we established our Building for the Future Construction Careers Scholarship Endowment. In developing an annual scholarship program with sustainable funding sources, our goal is to provide financial assistance for students, young adults and others to obtain the skilled training needed to pursue careers in the building industry. We are extremely appreciative of the generosity of our association members who have helped launch our Endowment fund. If you would like to make a donation, click below.

To meet today’s housing demands…growing our construction workforce is critical. Members are needed to assist with our workforce development initiatives. Please consider joining our Construction Careers Committee.

For additional information, contact the GBA office (336) 855-6255 or reach out to:

  • Will Yearns, Construction Careers Committee Chair
  • Cheryl Collins, GBA Staff Liaison