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Become a Workforce Champion

Elevate Your Business with CentralPAWorks!

It is estimated that by 2028, there will be a need for over a million professionals in the construction trades. Help us put your company and trade in the spotlight with the future workforce! When your business becomes a Workforce Champion, you are unlocking unparalleled exposure, recruitment success, professional development, and community awareness opportunities for your business. Join us in shaping the future of the building industry.

Workforce Champion Benefits:

  • Business exposure and brand awareness in the community

  • Be a showcased industry expert and resource

  • Expand customer lead generation opportunities 

  • Display your community involvement and enhance your reputation

  • Fuel your employment pipeline with career recruitment opportunities

Requirements:

Must be a member of the Builders Association Central PA Member to be eligible to be a Workforce Champion. 

Student Career Exploration Opportunities are great ways for students to see, learn, and experience first hand the ins and outs of the homebuilding industry. Plus, it’s great a way to showcase your expertise! Below are some of the ways your business can collaborate with students. 

  • Business Tour: Allows groups of students to visit a worksite and observe/participate in work-related activities first-hand.

  • Co-op: Offer temporary positions to gain valuable career experience and insight about a career of interest. 

  • Guest Speaker: Be invited into the classroom to speak about personal career journey, types of jobs available in the field, preparation needed to enter and advance in career field.

  • Hands-on Classroom Experiences: Be invited into the classroom to do hands-on demonstrations with the students, work with students individually to provide feedback, share tricks of the trade, etc.

  • Internships: Provide academic credit for structured job experience.

  • Job Shadow: Spend several hours, or sometimes several days, allowing a student to observe an experienced professional on the job.

  • Mentoring: Serve as a resource for the student by sharing insights and providing encouragement and guidance about the workplace, work ethics, careers and educational requirements.

  • Mock Interviews: Meet one-on-one with a student and conduct a simulated job interview.

  • On the job training: Provide on the job training to new employees. *Can potentially receive 50% funding from CareerLink for six months.

  • Pre-Apprenticeship: Designed and implemented in consultation with an existing, or developing, registered apprenticeship program.

  • Summer Employment: Part or full-time-build employability skills and learn what a transition to work might be like is to experience it first-hand.

  • Teacher in the Workplace: School staff become informed of industry trends, training needs, opportunities for collaboration, and the career paths available within local businesses and share information with students.

  • Volunteer Opportunity: Develop and demonstrate critical employability skills such as leadership skills and working well with others.

 

Special Thanks to Our Community Partners

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