Greater Orlando Builders Association helps workforce development issues

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The Greater Orlando Builder Association (GOBA) says it is identifying the lack of skilled professionals in the residential construction workforce through initiatives with education and awareness spearheaded by the Workforce Development Committee.

The committee is working to provide an outlet for workforce training programs to connect with members of GOBA in order to provide employment opportunities for skilled-profession Graduates.

“When I was installed as president, I vowed to lead the efforts in identifying the need for skilled labor in construction for the homebuilding industry. This committee will focus on awareness, mentorship, placement and partnership. I challenge all GOBA members to work alongside this workforce initiative to ensure that the homebuilding industry remains essential and a leader of the economic recovery,” Chairman Rick Caccavello said in a statement.

Currently, GOBA partners with Valencia College’s Construction Accelerated Skills Program, created the first Future Builders of America (FBA) chapter in Central Florida with the Homebuilders Institute (HBI), and CEO Chassity Vega serves as an Advisor to the Building

Talent Foundation. Additionally, the GOBA Foundation awards annual scholarships to students in the fields of construction at the University of Florida and Valencia College.

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