Construction Industry Careers
Future Builders of America is a nonprofit workforce development and student leadership program that is supported by the Treasure Coast Builders Association and The Florida Home Builders Foundation.
Future Builders of America links students in area schools with the local building community. Guest speakers and field trips to building sites along with opportunities for summer and post-graduation employment help introduce students to rewarding opportunities in the residential construction industry. Club meetings also provide for camaraderie and an opportunity for students to improve their leadership and teamwork skills.
Students are encouraged to learn more by joining a Future Builders of America (FBA) chapter in their school. Teachers are encouraged to become FBA Chapter Advisors and promote the residential construction industry as a great professional opportunity for Florida’s future workforce. Local home builders and subcontractors are encouraged to become partners with their local schools through FBA Chapters and help give students a real world understanding of what it means to be in the construction industry in Florida.
The Treasure Coast Builders Association and The Florida Home Builders Foundation also make available scholarship funding for students who desire to pursue higher education opportunities in the construction industry. Student members are also invited to attend an annual leadership summit to build their skills and learn more about the construction industry.
The FBA mission statement is ‘Learning Today, Building Tomorrow.’ In Florida, there are 15 FBA chapters. There are currently three FBA Chapters on the Treasure Coast; Port St. Lucie High School, Southfork High School and Okeechobee High School with 2 programs at each school that include carpentry, construction technologies, drafting, and welding programs.
For more information or to find out how you can participate in this great program, call Maddie Williams, Executive Director of TCBA at 772-336-8222
For more information on the National Home Builders Association's Future Builders of America, check out their website.