The Home Builders Institute (HBI) has extended free online learning alternatives for local schools and training programs through May 31, in response to continued requests for K-12 Career Technical Education (CTE) amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The services are part of HBI’s CTEtechWorks online learning initiative.
The Flexible Instruction Day (FID) materials do not require textbooks or workbooks to accommodate self-paced learning. Students learn fundamental knowledge and skills including safety, communication, social media presence and interviewing techniques. Trade-specific content also now includes electrical; heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC); plumbing; solar; and math coursework through video demonstrations and simulations. Spanish captioning is available.
Nearly 3,300 enrolled users have completed more than 27,000 courses since the online curriculum began in March.
NAHB members and home builder associations are encouraged to continue to share this information with local schools and training programs.