A 2017 Denver Post article highlighted the ongoing role homebuilding plays in creating a strong, vibrant economy for all. It explained that while more and more people are moving into the state, there simply isn’t enough housing for all of them. And as builders are working to fill the housing need, they are running into a recurring shortage of ready, trained, and dedicated workers.

That’s why we created the Colorado Homebuilding Academy. It isn’t to propel one builder ahead of another or to feed a single pipeline of employees to one project. It was created to help make all of our businesses and communities stronger, our economy more sustainable, and our housing market more viable.

It’s up to all of us because it affects all of us.

The labor shortage is not just a contractor or skills trades problem. Anyone who benefits from the sale of homes is affected by this issue. That includes land developers, builders, and complimentary markets like insurance, furniture sales, landscapers, and an array of other businesses.

We not only help to create a ready workforce, we change lives and fuel a sense of pride.

By providing exceptional training and a streamlined career pipeline, we are helping hard-working men and women be proud of their chosen careers, see the value it brings to others, find new levels of success and support their families. They are able to earn more, give back to their communities, support local businesses and be an integral part of a thriving economy.

Our graduates are excited about long-term careers, not simply finding a job. Their commitment to their careers, this industry and the neighborhoods in which they live play a crucial role in the health of our community as a whole.

The industry needs a skilled and ready workforce. Potential workers need hands-on training, education, support, mentors, job connections, and career guidance. We are the place to offer it all under one roof. Together, we’re building a stronger workforce, improving the economy, and changing lives.