Get involved in workforce education and training

NCBPA is leading efforts to develop and implement resources that offer lasting career opportunities and educational resources for students, faculty and industry professionals across the state.  Contact us to get involved in these and other important industry initiatives.

Get involved in these important industry initiatives

What can you do to support these initiatives?  A lot!  Here’s just some of the ways that you and your company can support workforce development in our state.

  1. Sponsor our workforce development efforts!  These important activities are funded by our membership dues and will only get better with sponsorship from industry companies and stakeholders.  Contact us to discuss sponsorship opportunities for our programs, events and more.  For 2018, we’re actively seeking sponsorship for:
    • “Careers in North Carolina Building Performance” large poster that can be places in high school, college and university classrooms and labs.
    • Curriculum development funding for high performance residential and commercial construction.
    • Advocacy and lobbying funds to support our efforts to increase state and federal funding for workforce training programs.
  2. Post your jobs on our Job Board to gain access to more than 9,000 industry professionals and students across the state, region and nation!
  3. View our Job Seekers page to see the talented students and industry professionals seeking internships, co-op positions, part-time and full-time jobs in our industry!
  4. Host students at your job sites – during or after work hours – to show them what our industry professionals are working on in North Carolina’s high performance homes and buildings.
  5. Sponsor an intern or co-op during the school year or summer.  Contact us to get started!
  6. Schedule a video interview with us at your office or a job site to share your insights with our industry’s future workforce.  Visit our Member Stories page for examples of these interviews.  Contact us to get started!
  7. Present your company’s job opportunities to students in their classrooms, clubs and at career fairs with colleges and universities across the state.  Visit our Events Calendar to see where we’re presenting and let’s do it together!  Or, visit our Industry Events Calendar to view career fairs being held across the state.
  8. Become a part-time instructor for high school and college programs in your local area!  Many community college programs rely on working and retired industry professionals to teach their students on a part-time basis.  Some of these programs pay for these roles as well.  Contact us or your local community college to get involved.
  9. Provide products, materials, tools and other resources to high school, college and university programs across the state to support classroom education and real world job training.  See the list below for needed donations and sponsorships.
  10. Participate on an Advisory Board for educational programs in your local community.  Contact your local program for more information.

Donate or sponsor to schools, colleges and universities

NCBPA is working with high schools, colleges and universities across the state to raise sponsorship funds and help these schools obtain donated or discounted products, materials, tools and other resources to support their classroom education and hands-on training programs.  Here’s a list of items that North Carolina’s educators need to train our future workforce.  Contact us to establish a donation or sponsorship for these and other items!

  1. High Performance Tiny House on Wheels: Many educational programs use hands-on wall and roof systems, mechanical equipment and more to demonstrate techniques and teach best practices.  What better way than doing so on a tiny house on wheels?  NCBPA is leading efforts to establish a high performance tiny house on wheels that can be shared by community colleges and universities across the state throughout the year.  This plan offers programs one month of time with the tiny home to show cut-outs of wall systems, electrical systems and much more.  Instead of each program having to build or buy their own, this one will be shared throughout the year.  Contact us to discuss this tremendous learning opportunity!
  2. Mechanical Equipment: Donate working heat pumps, furnaces, ventilation equipment and more to aid students in learning how to install, repair and maintain modern equipment being used in homes and buildings across the state.
  3. Job Materials: Donate caulking, lumber, hardware and much more to assist students in putting their classroom training into action through hands-on builds and repairs.
  4. Testing Equipment and Tools: Donations are needed for high performance home and building testing equipment including blower doors, infrared cameras and much more.  Product manufacturers looking for R&D support can even provide products and tools to programs for students to test them out, providing valuable feedback to help make better products.