What It's About:
There is no greater obstacle to profitability, quality and customer satisfaction than the current shortage of qualified trade contractors. And while analysts predict the problem may yet worsen, you don’t have to sit idly by. In this Master Session, you’ll hear from forward-thinking professionals from across the U.S. who are successfully taking this issue head-on. Top builders will share tactics used to solve their local short-term gap, even turning it into a competitive advantage. You’ll also learn about wider efforts aimed at the long-term, like the Michigan CareerQuest, a combined effort of HBAs, vo-tech schools and high schools to introduce students to the trades. Leave with a game plan on how you, too, can close the trade gap in your market.
What You'll Learn:
Learn the steps other builders have taken to solve their immediate labor needs, and the actions that didn’t produce results.
Hear the success of a combined team’s effort to introduce 9,300 students to career opportunities in the building trades.
Recognize the specific steps the industry must take to address the trade shortage on a broader scale.
How to Attend:
Master Sessions are in-depth, 3-hour intensive programs that dig deeper into specific industry topics. The sessions are open to all attendees with a Full Registration or 1-Day Education valid for the day of the session they wish to attend, but you can guarantee your Master Session seat for $25 per session. Reserved seating can only be purchased online during IBS advance registration. Tickets purchased by December 23 will be mailed to the address in your registration record prior to the show. Tickets purchased between December 24 and January 7 must be picked up by the purchaser at the Special Events Ticket Counter onsite. Please note that Master Sessions reserved seating tickets are not sold onsite. Doors will open 15 minutes prior to the listed start time and reserved seating will be held until 15 minutes after. At that time, any non-guaranteed seating will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis at no additional charge to attendees with a Full Registration or 1-Day Education valid for the day of the session they wish to attend. Fees for Master Sessions are not refundable.
NAHB - 3.00 CE hour(s), NKBA - 0.3 CEU(s)