The U.S. Department of Labor, together with the U.S. Department of Education, the Construction Industry Round Table, the National Association of Home Builders and the National Heavy and Highway Alliance, are working to educate young people and transitioning workers about the jobs that are available in the skilled trades, and how to get started in the industry.
Construction Industry Round Table
The Construction Industry Round Table (CIRT) is exclusively composed of approximately 100 CEOs from the leading architectural, engineering and construction firms doing business in the United States... The Round Table's member CEOs serve as prime sources of information, news, and background on the design/construction industry and its activities.
National Association of Home Builders / Home Builders Institute
The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 215,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. Known as "the voice of the housing industry," NAHB is affiliated with more than 800 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB's builder members will construct about 80 percent of the more than 1.77 million new housing units projected for 2004, making housing one of the largest engines of economic growth in the country.
Home Builders Institute, the workforce development arm of the National Association of Home Builders, is dedicated to the advancement and enrichment of education and training programs serving the needs of the housing industry.
Source: National Association of Home Builders
National Construction Alliance (NCA)
The National Construction Alliance (NCA) was formed in early 2006 as a 21st century solution to meet the challenges of the construction industry in this century and beyond. Modeled after the former National Heavy and Highway Alliance (NHHA), the NCA continues to build on more than fifty years of success and partnerships originally formed by the NHHA.