Austin NARI has established its Workforce Development Program (WFDP) to mentor, train, educate and inspire our future workforce to promote a strong presence in the trades throughout the construction industry.
Austin NARI members are encouraged to join in the development of the WFDP. Interested members should contact David Davison.
The WFDP’s objectives include:
- Creating a network of guest speakers and trainers for already established high school education programs that will allow Austin NARI to promote outreach efforts at Middle and High School Career Days, Cool Week, and other appropriate events
- Expanding the Peer Networking Program developed by American Youth Works and Austin NARI to reach other educational communities
- Developing an Internship Program for High School students and Austin NARI members
- Defining an Apprenticeship Program sponsored by Austin NARI to promote craftsmanship amongs the building community
- Creating the Austin NARI Foundation as a (501(C) 3) to provide donations, scholarships and purchases for the various programs
- Building a fundraising program for the Austin NARI Foundation
- Partnering with other trade associations for large scale events
Over the next three years, the WFDP will:
- Work with our targeted schools with training, mentoring and networking and develop the support program
- Expand the peer Networking Program
- Build relationships with other trade associations
- Create video for our Outreach Initiatives
We Need You
To bring the WFDP to the next level, we need your help, Austin NARI members. Please contact David Davison to join this noble project!