CALEDONIA, Mich. — Sable Homes is hosting a Grand Rapids Community College Workforce Training class, which introduces sixth to eighth grade students to careers in skilled labor, including residential construction.
According to the Construction Association of Michigan, the state has a shortage of qualified carpenters, electricians, masons, ironworkers and other skilled workers; this “skills gap” presents a drag on Michigan’s economic growth. The GRCC Construction Camp not only prepares students for a career, it will also help meet the future demand for skilled workers in West Michigan, a real estate market where there is a high demand for new housing.
The GRCC Construction Camp students will meet at a work site in Caledonia and receive hands-on experience working in different construction crafts. Partners of the Grand Rapids Community College camp include the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids, the Associated Builders & Contractors of Western Michigan, the Construction Workforce Development Alliance, and Sable Homes.
The GRCC construction camp visit will take place Wedensday, Aug. 17 at a Sable Homes work site in Caledonia.