Location: LVCC - South 227
Building Knowledge Session
Level of Content:
Who Should Attend:
Subcontractors and Specialty Trade Contractors, Single Family - All, Remodelers
When looking for skilled labor, it often feels like construction business owners are hunting for unicorns—searching for a creature that doesn't seem to exist. The skills gap has been growing for decades given the Great Recession, Baby Boomer retirement, and a younger generation not encouraged to pursue a career in the trades. This advanced session explores why construction companies must shift from "hiring for skill" to "recruiting for talent" in order to remain relevant in the coming years, and how to develop recruiting, hiring, and training practices that show Millennials a path and create opportunities along the way. Learn how to successfully attract and develop your own skilled labor force and what that means for the companies that don't.
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.
NAHB - 1.00 CE hour(s), NKBA - 0.1 CEU(s)
Building Knowledge Session – These 60 minute sessions are the foundation of IBS education. With more than 100 sessions in 7 education tracks, you are guaranteed to find programs on the hottest, most relevant building industry topics. Full registration or 1-day education registration for the day of the session is required.
Master Session – These sessions are in-depth, three-hour intensive programs that dig deeper into specific industry topics. Master sessions are open to those with a Full registration or a 1-day education registration for the day of the session, but have limited seating for an optimal learning experience. Attendees may guarantee a seat for $25 per session during registration. Prior to each session, any non-guaranteed seating will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis at no additional charge.
Spotlight Session – These 60-minute sessions feature high-profile speakers and highlight the latest trends the industry has to offer. Full registration or 1-day education registration for the day of the session is required.
Game Changer Session – These twice daily keynotes feature thought leaders who are transforming their companies and the way we think about and address issues critical to the housing industry. Full registration or 1-day education registration for the day of the session is required.
Tech Bytes Session – These 30 minute sessions offer a one-of-a-kind opportunity to discover the latest tech applications and platforms through hands-on experiences. Following each session, speakers offer "Office Hours" where you can see extended demos or work one-on-one with an expert. Full registration or 1-day education registration for the day of the session is required.
Advanced - Attendees should have extensive prior knowledge of the subject matter.
Intermediate - Attendees should have fundamental prior knowledge of the subject matter.
Novice - Attendees need little or no prior knowledge of the subject matter.