New Construction Trade Program Trains Homeless Youth
HomeAid of Southern Nevada, in conjunction with the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association, has initiated a new series of construction trade courses available to homeless young adults in the Las Vegas area at no cost. To facilitate the program, the organizations have enlisted the aid of local construction professionals, including Silver Lake’s very own Randy Griebel, to provide participants with the qualified instruction they need to start making their mark on Southern Nevada’s vibrant construction industry.
The “trade school” program was developed to provide job training and employment opportunities for the valley’s homeless youth population while bolstering the local construction industry with a crop of talented, dedicated personnel. An ongoing shortage of skilled labor has tempered the industry’s growth across the nation in 2019, and Las Vegas–though continuing to outpace the rest of the U.S. for productivity–has been no exception. Throughout the four-week program, participants are guided in developing the skills necessary for a career in construction, as well as becoming accustomed to the always-active work environment and all of the processes that help construction teams function at their best. Like Randy, representatives from a number of local construction companies have lent their time and experience to the program in the hopes of personally training and getting to know the future faces of Nevada’s construction industry. By helping to ensure a productive learning environment, Randy and his colleagues are fostering a motivated and qualified workforce that will come to reshape the Las Vegas community over the course of the next several years.
Randy Griebel currently serves as one of Silver Lake’s superintendents and has been working with us for 3 years. A seasoned pro, he brings his over 30 years of construction experience to the trade program, teaching Safety, PPE Equipment, Form, and Material Management. Silver Lake is honored to be able to participate in a program that promises to enrich our community and our industry, and we are grateful to have Randy representing our company in this manner.
HomeAid of Southern Nevada’s $25,000 grant is projected to fund 3 years’ worth of training courses for local youths. You can learn more about HomeAid and the SNHBA’s efforts in the community at: https://www.fox5vegas.com/news/local/nonprofit-launches-trade-school-to-help-nevada-homeless-youth-labor/article_9c59a38e-f0a6-11e9-89e9-07859c84f4be.html