Due to the continuation of the housing depression that gripped the state and nation, CIPBR became relatively inactive in 2010. However, as the industry slowly recovers, the HBRA of CT and CIPBR's Boards of Directors plan on revitalizing CIPBR's important functions. We hope to offer an online university for the residential construction industry and deliver a renewed workforce development program.
For now, see the possibilities for a career in residential construction in this 4+ min video.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, CIPBR welcomes tax deductible contributions to support its education, research, workforce development and charitable activities. Click here for printable flyer, or contact CIPBR in the HBRA of CT office to learn how you can donate. For a sample of what CIPBR has done in the past, see below.
From the Home Builders Institute:
HBI@Work is a quarterly online publication produced by HBI to keep the public informed about HBI program news and successes, student achievements and general information about HBI's workforce development efforts in building.
John Courson, HBI President and CEO; believes that for HBI Survival Is Not Enough.Please select the following link to review this Special Edition of HBI at Work: Meeting the Skilled Labor Gap
From 2005 - 2010, the HBRA of CT's Workforce Development Program worked with high schools and community colleges promoting residential construction career opportunities. CIPBR helped expand outreach programs, establish more NAHB Student Chapters in the state and create more educational opportunities for students interested in home building. You may see references to buildyourcareer.net, which is no longer branded to the HBRA of CT, CIPBR or the construction workforce, but the need for workers in construction is as great as it has ever been.
HBI Grant for Workforce Development: In late fall 2005, CIPBR received a significant workforce development grant from the NAHB Home Builders Institute and U.S. Dept. of Labor to build a residential construction curriculum in Connecticut's schools at all levels and foster the development of the residential construction workforce throughout the state. CIPBR's workforce development program created The Residential Construction Career Institute.