Construction Education

Dallas ISD Offers Four New Career Institutes – Including Construction

By Contributor / September 29, 2019 / 0 Comments

Special Contributor Four new career institutes in Dallas ISD will provide students with workforce-ready skills that high-wage employers need now and in the future. Dallas ISD Chief Academic Officer Ivonne Durant and Assistant Superintendent Oswaldo Alvarenga briefed trustees on Sept. 12 about the updated plan to open four career institutes in the four quadrants of […]

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More Than 100 Students Expected at the Dallas Builders Show

By Candy's Dirt / October 31, 2018 / 1 Comment

From Staff Reports When it comes to skilled workers, Dallas and North Texas are feeling the pinch. To help generate interest in trade education, the Dallas Builders Association has partnered with Dallas ISD campuses, mentoring students and offering real-life experience through the building trades program. On Nov. 13, more than 100 Dallas ISD students, including […]

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DBA Provides Area High School Vocational Students Networking Opportunity

By Bethany Erickson / October 19, 2017 / 0 Comments

Area builders and contractors who attended the Dallas Builders’ Show last week didn’t just get the lowdown on the latest in engineered wood or backsplashes – they also had the opportunity to meet the students that will be their future workforce. The Dallas Builders Association has made good on its desire to help local high school […]

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Dallas Builders Association Hosts Skyline High Construction Trades Students

By Bethany Erickson / April 25, 2017 / 0 Comments
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A few months ago, Dallas Builders Association president Michael Turner of Classic Urban Homes voiced a desire to address a need for more skilled workers by working with Dallas ISD to train and mentor students. In February, Turner began to reach out. “We have builders that are willing to mentor high school kids,” he said […]

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Dallas Builders Association Eyeing Dallas ISD Partnership

By Bethany Erickson / February 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

If you’re building a new home, or are a builder, this will come as no shock to you: It’s taking longer to get the job done, and it’s more expensive. In fact, at a recent annual meeting, National Association of Home Builders economist Robert Dietz said this shortage was actually holding home construction growth back.

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