Feb 27 - 29, 2024 | Las Vegas, NV
Feb 27 - 29, 2024

Shop Talk

Shop Talk: Sparking Future Generation’s Interest in the Trades

Tuesday, January 31 | 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
LVCC - Professional Women in Building HQ - North 231


What It’s About

The lack of skilled workers is a huge challenge for the residential construction industry. What are you and the members of your local home builders' associations and councils doing to help develop the next generation of workers? Discuss strategies with Jeffrey Smith, Executive Officer of the Greater Tulsa Home Builders Association; Steph Reed, member of the HBA of Des Moines; and Trisha McConkey, PWB leader, Workforce Development Committee member and chair of the Student Chapters for the Home Builders Association of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri. Learn how they bring HBA members together with public/private schools, vocational technology centers, career training partners, students, parents and guidance counselors in their community to solve this issue. Join PWB for this conversation to engage more young people in our industry.


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Steph Reed


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Jeffrey Smith


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Trisha McConkey


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