Washington – SkillPointe Foundation and Building Talent Foundation (BTF) have partnered to help develop, place, and support skilled construction industry workers.
Under this new partnership, BTF will provide career coaching and job placement services at no cost to SkillPointe Scholarship recipients seeking residential construction industry jobs, and SkillPointe Foundation will help BTF build a pipeline of qualified homebuilding talent. Together, the two organizations aim to secure access to opportunities, increase income mobility for workers, especially those from diverse backgrounds, and help ensure the country’s builders can access the skilled talent they need for continued growth.
“The construction industry has difficulty recruiting and retaining skilled workers,” explained Branka Minic, CEO of Building Talent Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by a consortium of major U.S. homebuilders and tasked with building a sustainable workforce. “With the help of BTF’s Engagement Managers, who function as career coaches and placement specialists, SkillPointe Scholarship recipients will be able to enter good jobs well-prepared and have the support they need to thrive.”