The National Housing Endowment's Skilled Labor Fund announced a new grant from The Home Depot Foundation and the National Association of Home Builders. This grant will enable the Skilled Labor Fund and the Home Builders Institute to help ensure the next generation of skilled workers in the building and construction trades, have access to the important job training they need through the "Schools to Skills" training program.
"Current projections indicate that by 2030 we will lose 41 percent of the skilled laborers we need to continue the work that is so mission-critical to the success of NAHB, NKBA, and NARI members. If we're going to make a difference and reverse this trend, it'll take a united industry all coming together to solve this problem, and ensure the next generation of skilled workers is on its way -- ready and able to do the important jobs that keep our world moving forward. Donations like this one from The Home Depot Foundation and National Association of Home Builders are key to ensuring this happens, and we couldn't be more grateful." said Ed Brady, CEO of the Home Builders Institute.