International Builders' Show
February 9-11, 2021
Orlando, FL
FEB 9-11, 2021

Diversifying the Construction Workforce: Resources That Create Access & Opportunity

Wednesday, January 22 | 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Location: LVCC - North 252

Registration Type: IBS Full Registration or 1-Day Education Registration

Format: Building Knowledge SessionMore Info

Level of Content: IntermediateMore Info

Who Should Attend: Designers, Architects, Engineers and Planners, Subcontractors and Specialty Trade Contractors, Single Family - All

Track: Industry Trends & Emerging Issues

What It's About:

In this session, a panel of building industry experts will share strategies, programs and global marketing techniques that will help diversify skilled labor talent. Specifically, the panel will address industry related outreach and recruitment; elementary versus post-secondary awareness, vocational, technical and pre-apprenticeship programs; as well as diversity training and other inclusion techniques.

What You'll Learn:

  • Explore resources that encourage under-represented populations in the building industry to pursue careers in engineering, skilled trades and other professions.
  • Discuss recruitment and marketing strategies that support growing and sustaining a more diverse skilled labor force.
  • Examine why women and minorities don't represent a higher percentage of construction-related jobs.
  • Learn tactics for integrating social media into your recruitment methods.

How to Attend:

Participants must be registered for a full registration package or a 1-day education with expo pass package valid for the day of the session they wish to attend. Seating for Building Knowledge sessions will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Continuing Education:

NAHB - 1.00 CE hour(s), NKBA - 0.1 CEU(s)

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