• Education –The old adage “knowledge is power” rings as true today as ever. In 2018, we are bringing back a diverse set of educational offerings designed to help your business succeed in today’s marketplace. Our four educational session speakers are recognized nationally as leaders in their respective fields and are regular speakers at the International Builders Show (IBS) and the National Remodelers Show.
• Employment –At GLBS 2017, we held our second annual Job Fair with a goal of helping bring companies in our industry together with job seekers. At that event, nearly 45 companies had tables and spent two hours meeting with over 200 job seekers. Similar to 2016, several job hires occurred from this job fair and the people hired are still employed at those firms nearly a year later. The GLBS Job Fair will be held on Thursday, February 15th from 9am to 11am. The price to attend as a Job Seeker is FREE.
For employers, the price for a table at the job fair is also FREE. If you are interested in reserving a table, please visit www.GreatLakesBuildersShow.com.
We are also excited to announce that we will again be partnering with high school and college construction trade programs from across the state. At GLBS 2017, we had over 300 students from high school programs ranging from Lansing to Livonia and Midland to Monroe, with several other schools as well. The feedback from the various instructors was very positive as our show helps their students realize that there is a future for them in this industry. For GLBS 2018, we will be implementing a more structured interaction with student programs in order to help students better engage and learn what our industry has to offer.