Home Builders Academy
For photos from the February 27, 2019 press conference: click here
In a continuing effort to grow our future building trades’ workforce, the Sioux Empire Home Builders Care Foundation is excited to announce a new partnership with the Harrisburg School District to provide $250,000 to build the Home Builders Academy on the Harrisburg High School campus.
In the new Home Builders Academy building, students will learn the basic skills needed to construct a home, and once the home is moved to its new location, students can further pursue the finishing specialties, such as electrical, drywall, insulation and HVAC. Not only will the Home Builders Care Foundation be the lead investor of the new building but industry leaders will also be coming into the classroom to provide industry expertise.
It is planned for the new Home Builders Academy building to break ground Summer 2019. Students from area schools outside the Harrisburg School District will also be given the opportunity to enroll in the program which will begin Fall 2019.
“We are excited to be partnering with the Harrisburg School District in an effort to train our emerging building trades’ workforce,” said Tom DeHaven, Sioux Empire Home Builders Care Foundation Chair. “When industry, the community and schools can come together to provide new learning opportunities while filling an industry need, everyone wins, especially the students.”
IN THE NEWS
- February 28
Home Builders Care Foundation Partners with Harrisburg Schools (KSFY) | Video Link
Harrisbrug School district Gets Home Builders Academy (KSOO)
How Harrisburg is Preparing Kids for Life After High School by Listening to Businesses (Argus Leader)
- February 27
Home Builders Academy Coming to Harrisburg School District (KDLT)
Sioux Empire Home Builders Care Foundation Teams up with Harrisburg School District (KELO)
Construction Industy is in High Demand, but Workerss in the Field are Declining (KELO)
Home Builders Give $250,000 so Harrisburg Students Can Learn How to Build Homes (Argus Leader)