Next Generation/Workforce Development

The Next Generation/Workforce Development efforts aim to support the next generation of housing industry professionals. Through fundraising events, community partnerships, and educational programs, we can prepare students for the industry. The committee strive to support current members through the recruitment, training, and retention of talent for their individual companies and our industry. With community partners and […]

Grand Rapids Public Schools – Academy of Design and Construction

Academy for Design & Construction (ADC) appeals to students grades 9-12 with an interest in architecture, engineering, design, and construction by enriching its academic program with the active involvement of professionals and partnerships with business, trade organizations, institutions, and universities. In addition to integrating the themes of design and construction throughout the curriculum, ADC exposes […]

Vocational Village at the Parnall Correctional Facility

The Michigan Department of Corrections is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of our Vocational Village at the Parnall Correctional Facility.  You are cordially invited to attend the Open House to showcase our training facility and programming on Wednesday, August 30th. The Vocational Village is a first-of-its-kind Skilled Trades training program that aims to provide […]

Construction Workforce Development Alliance (CWDA)

The Construction Workforce Development Alliance of West Michigan (CWDA) was formed by three trade organizations that want to encourage talented young people to put their minds and hands to work in the growing, exciting and rewarding field of construction: the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. of West Michigan (ABCWM), American Subcontractors Association of Michigan (ASAM) […]

Bethany Christian Services/YouthBuild

Bethany Christian Services YouthBuild and Center for Community Transformation The Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation is a partnership between businesses and Non-profit organizations to create opportunities for transformation through meaningful relationships, work, education, and community revitalization with a focus on developing young adults, ages 14 to 24. Housed within the center, YouthBuild is a […]

Kent ISD

Kent ISD is committed to supporting schools, families, and communities in their efforts to prepare students for success in both career and college. | (616) 447-5691 Learn from Amy how just a little bit of your time and effort can make a big difference in the life of a student who is interested in […]

Literacy Center of West Michigan

For over 25 years, the Literacy Center of West Michigan has served adult native speakers and English language learners accomplishing their mission of bringing about a just and vibrant West Michigan through a multi-faceted approach to improving literacy skills. The Customized Workplace English™ training improves company-wide communication, enhances workplace safety and teamwork, and reduces employee […]

Veterans Employment Services

The Veterans Employment Services  provide intensive and individualized employment services to eligible veterans and spouses assisting them with overcoming significant barriers to employment including increasing resume marketability, improving interviewing skills, effectively using social networking and partnering with other service providers and organizations like the Home Builders Association.   Allen Nash, Manager Veterans’ Employment Services for […]

Grand Rapids African American Health Institute

Grand Rapids African American Health Institute The Grand Rapids African American Health Institute (GRAAHI) is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is funded by numerous entities that are equally committed to promoting health care parity in the Grand Rapids African American community through advocacy, education and research to achieve positive health outcomes. Tony Jolliffi, Strong […]

West Michigan Works!

Michigan Works! is the first unified workforce development system in the country and plays a key role in developing Michigan’s economic future. Working on the statewide and local levels, they are able to take a big picture approach to employment while also maintaining a focus on the individual needs of each community. Services include expert […]