Member education is available at three levels - local, state and national. The best way to ensure you are aware of the educational offerings by each is via the following links:
- Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association
- North Dakota Association of Builders
- National Association of Home Builders
Locally, the BMHBA hosts a variety of live and web-based events to educate our members on topics that range from policy and regulation, business operations and marketing.
At a state level, members are able to attend educational events hosted by NDAB and apply to attain the ND Professional Builder Designation.
Nationally, the NAHB has a plethora of options for both builder and associate members looking to advance their career. Register to attend live webinars, national training events, online learning modules and more.
The BMHBA encourages students to explore the many rewarding career paths within the residential building industry. Our builders need bright, confident, hard-working young leaders to help shape the growing construction industry. Are you up for the challenge?
Building Trades Offer a Rewarding Future
A home builder relies on a number of highly trained workers to get the job done right. This includes dozens of skilled artisans and professionals, including carpenters, architects, engineers, plumbers, electricians, painters and landscapers. Indeed, recent analysis from NAHB shows that 70% of builders typically use somewhere between 11 and 30 subcontractors to build a single-family home. On average, 22 different subcontractors are used to build a home.
What's in it for you?
JOBS, JOBS, JOBS. The residential construction industry is one of the few sectors where demand for new workers is rising, and the housing industry is working diligently to meet this challenge by training more workers and leaders in the construction industry. This means there is ample opportunity for motivated students seeking a rewarding career path.
North Dakota educators are on board, and there are a number of high-quality programs her in our own back yard.It’s time to consider a career in the construction industry!
High School Students
Check out these resources to find out what you can do NOW to explore career opportunities and plan the path to your future in the building trades.
- Bismarck Public Schools offers technical programs to students in grades 10-12, including Carpentry, Electronics, and Welding. Jump-start your career in the trades by gaining hands-on experience in high school! Classes meet during the school day at the BPS Career and Technical Center, and transportation is available to and from your high school.
- Work with your local HBA to start a Student Chapter and take advantage of the the opportunities that the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has to offer young members. Through mentoring and sponsorships, students work with local builders to sharpen skills and open doors in the residential construction industry. Students Chapters also compete in an annual national building competition. To start a Student Chapter call 222-2400.
- The North Dakota State Board for Career and Technical Education is dedicated to providing the citizens of North Dakota with the technical skills and knowledge to be successful in the workplace. In cooperation with Skills USA, students build technical and leadership skills through training, conferences and competition.
- North Dakota Workforce Development connects citizens of North Dakota ages 14-24 to career opportunities through Youth Forward. Explore careers, find internships, and start planning your future!
- Are you ready to plan your high school education, your college education, your career? RUReadyND.com lets you explore careers in construction and map out your path to success!
Take a look at these post-secondary programs dedicated to developing skills for success- offered right here in North Dakota!
- Bismarck State College
- Candeska Cikana Community College
- North Dakota State College of Science
- North Dakota State University
- Sitting Bull College
- Turtle Mountain Community College
- United Tribes Technical College
- Williston State College