The Professional Women in Building Council (PWB) of the Builders Association of Central PA will be creating a Skilled Trades Activity Book to educate children about the different career opportunities in the Building Industry. The activity book will be accessible online starting in October during Careers in Construction Month! But before we dive into the exciting nitty-gritty of the different trades that go into building a single home (did you know it takes more than 20??), we want to know from local young artists…what would that home look like to YOU? So whip out those art supplies, tap into your creativity & illustration skills, and show us your “Dream Home”!
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In celebration of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Professional Women in Building (PWB) Week, Sept. 14-18, the PWB Council of Central Pennsylvania partnered with the Pennsylvania Housing Research Center (PHRC) to offer an insightful discussion for students in an architectural engineering (AE) course. According to labor force statistics in 2019 from the Current Population Survey and analyzed by the NAHB, the share of women in the construction industry is currently at 9.86%, although women make up almost half - 47%- of the total working population. The PWB of Central Pennsylvania and the PHRC seek to engage students in an effort to mitigate this disconnect for women working in the construction industry upon graduation. Read more
We had an inspiring group of women and men participate in our PWB Virtual Happy Hour: professionals who are shaping the industry and students who are its future. We were honored to have Betsy Sheppard, 2020 NAHB PWB chair and Judy Dinelle, 2019 NAHB PWB Woman of the Year join us as our special guests.