Congratulations on choosing a career
in construction! You’ve chosen an outstanding career path,
and we would like to tell you about the learning tools, materials
and program that will help you enter this dynamic industry and growing
Home Builders Institute (HBI), the workforce development
arm of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and publisher
Thomson Delmar Learning, a part of the Thomson Corporation, joined
forces to develop a comprehensive residential construction program
to offer you the advantage in starting a career in the building
industry. The Residential Construction Academy Series is the result
of this enterprise.
Setting the program apart and offering you the added
advantage are the National Skill Standards
that are an integral part of the Academy’s books and materials.
Whether it’s basic construction, or a specific field such
as carpentry, electrical, plumbing, HVAC or facilities maintenance,
industry experts have identified the skills employers are looking
for in the construction workforce.
As a student in the construction field, you may
want to join the National Association of Home Builders as a student
member through your school’s NAHB
Student Chapter, and collect the benefits of membership in the
housing industry’s largest trade association.
If your instructor has been credentialed by HBI,
you are eligible for a Certificate
of Completion once you finish and pass this course. The certificate
will let potential employers know that you successfully completed
this course in the housing industry’s premiere construction
In addition, once you successfully complete a Residential
Construction Academy course, you are entitled to be listed on the
Home Builders Institute’s National
Registry, connecting you directly to employers at the click
of a mouse!
As you can see, the Residential Construction Academy
Series is setting the standard for home building excellence. Now,
you are part of this unique and distinguished program where excellence
is the standard rather than the exception. Welcome!
We wish all the best in your studies and your chosen