HBAM’s Foundation Partners with Lt. Governor to Spotlight Workforce Needs
HBA member Gary Jurkovich with Lt. Governor Calley.
Flint-area HBA members with Foundation Executive Director Dawn Crandall and Lt. Governor Calley address media.
20-year old trim carpenter Hunter Crane, of Roersma &Wurn Builders, explaining his cool and high-paying job to the media in Rockford.
HBA member Bill Roersma discusses workforce challenges with Lt. Governor.

Lt. Governor Brian Calley has been joining homebuilder association members across the state to spotlight the many career opportunities available in Michigan’s residential construction industry. Three media events at member building sites have already taken place with the Lt. Governor and more are planned in 2017. The State of Michigan estimates that some 5,000 jobs across the state are going unfilled in our industry. A big thank you to our members in Rockford, Traverse City and Flint who took the time to meet with the Lt. Governor and the media to draw more attention to our workforce needs.

The Skilled to Build Michigan Foundation is a 510 C (3) non-profit organization affiliated with the Home Builders Association of Michigan. Its mission is to build awareness of skilled trades as a career option and to help fill the labor shortage in the residential construction industry. l