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Education Sponsor

Education

The Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area's mission includes the support of educational initiatives within our community. With education as one of the foundations of our association, we offer a variety of opportunities and venues for professional development and education that include the following and more.

Testimonials

"Thank you for all of the relevant information you provided in the class last week.  It was truly a great experience interacting with other peers and exchanging ideas in that format.  I was initially skeptical about a zoom class but your professionalism and personal stories really made the experience enjoyable and informative."  Don Bialk, Construction Design, Inc. of Manistee.  Given to our NAHB instructor Tag Gilkeson

"The HBA CAPS Certification course offers a wealth of information to any builder or other professional, interested in expanding their knowledge of incorporating spaces for seniors or anyone requiring additional accommodations, with the goal towards staying in their existing home.  This valuable class can help improve your business for a growing market."  Mike McCumby, Saxton-McCumby Builders, Inc.

Upcoming Classes

For assistance in  registering for classes please call the HBA office at 231-946-2305 or email debbie@hbagta.com.

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Build a Better House Series

Sessions will be starting when the NMC semester starts in Jan. 2023
@ NMC's Construction Technology Lab
2525 Aero Park Dr., Traverse City
Dinner is Included

The HBA is teaming up again with local vendors and NMC to bring our builders a unique opportunity to see the latest in building products and have a hands-on installation demonstration right along side students currently enrolled in NMC's Construction Technology Program! A great time to encourage and meet the future skilled trades workforce!

 

COMING SOON!

In Partnership with:

nmc
200820 Northern Building Supply

PictureNAHB Virtual Classes

Classes are held via Zoom in real time allowing you to interact with your instructor and industry professionals from across the country.  Classes are taught by Tag Gilkeson, NAHB Certified Instructor and 2021 NAHB Educator of the Year.

Project Management
January 23, 2023

9:00am-4:00pm
via Zoom

Financial Management
February 24, 2023

9:00am-4:00pm
via Zoom

Business Accounting
& Job Costing

March 6, 2023

9:00am-4:00pm
via Zoom

Estimating & Scheduling
May 19, 2023

9:00am-4:00pm
via Zoom

Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS)
March 15, 16, & 17, 2023

All 3 classes are required for certification

Marketing & Communicating with the Aging-In-Place Client (CAPS I)
March 15, 2023

9:00am-4:00pm

Design Concepts for Livable Homes & Aging-In-Place (CAPS II)
March 16, 2023

9:00am-4:00pm

Details & Solutions for Livable Homes & Aging-In-Place (CAPS III)
March 17, 2023

9:00am-4:00pm

Continuing Competency for Licensed Builders

SPECIAL PRICING FOR HBAGTA MEMBERS

If you were originally licensed prior to January 1, 2009 or after January 1, 2009 and have been licensed for more than 6 years, you are required to complete the following instruction every 3 years:

  • 1 hour covering building codes
  • 1 hour covering safety
  • 1 hour covering construction and business management laws

If you were originally licensed after January 1, 2009 you are required to complete the following instruction every 3 years for the first 6 years of licensure

  • A minimum of 3 hours each year
  • A total of 21 hours within the first 3 years of licensure and an additional 21 hours during the second 3-year license cycle consisting of:
    • 1 hour covering building codes
    • 1 hour covering safety
    • 1 hour covering construction and business management laws
    • 18 hours of other topics related to the residential construction industry

March 24, 2023
Morning Session
9am-12pm

March 24, 2023
Afternoon Session
1pm-4pm

April 21, 2023
Morning Session
9am-12pm

April 21, 2023
Afternoon Session
1pm-4pm

CPR & First Aid Certification

Are you prepared to handle most jobsite injuries? Do you know what to do in case of an emergency?

Recent changes in the law require that contractors ensure that at least one person with a valid certificate in first aid training shall be present at each worksite to render first aid. In addition, where a single employee worksite exists, the employer is required to have a written plan that is communicated to all employees. Further, medically approved first aid kits are required on site.

Join us for a course that will provide you with the skills, knowledge and peace of mind that you can handle worksite accidents and emergencies. Upon successful completion of the class, you will receive the American Heart Association First Aid Certificate.

March 21, 2023
9am-1pm

May 16, 2023
9am-1pm

 

The HBA offers a variety of safety course through MIOSHA.  Keeping yourself and your crew safe should be a top priority of all companies in the building industry.

MIOSHA Scholarships are available for anyone looking to attend a MIOSHA safety class.  If you receive a MIOSHA scholarship, please contact the HBA office for your code to apply the scholarship before completing your registration.

Excavations:
The Grave Danger

February 27, 2023
9am-5pm

Lunch is provided.

Masonry Wall Bracing
Part 2

March 20, 2023
9am-1pm

10-Hr. Construction Safety (2-Days)
April 12 & 13, 2023
9am-5pm

Lunch is provided both days.

Fall Protection
Part 45

April 27, 2023
9am-5pm

Lunch is provided.

Lead Safety 8-Hr. Certification

The Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule establishes requirements for firms and individuals performing renovations, and affects contractors, property managers and others who disturb painted surfaces. It applies to work in houses, apartments and child-occupied facilities (such as schools and child care centers) built before 1978. It includes pre-renovation education requirements as well as training, firm certification and work practice requirements.

In general, anyone who is paid to perform work that disturbs paint in housing and child-occupied facilities built before 1978 must be certified. This includes all firms, even sole proprietorships.

Examples of the types of firms covered:

  • Residential rental property owners/managers;
  • General contractors; and
  • Special trade contractors, including painters, plumbers, carpenters and electricians.

Firms cannot advertise or perform renovation activities covered by the RRP Rule in homes or child-occupied facilities built before 1978 without firm certification.

April 17, 2023
8:30 a.m./9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Lunch is provided.

Lead Safety 4-Hr. Refresher

To remain certified a renovator must complete a refresher training course before their current certification expires.

For recertification, renovators must take a 4-hour refresher training that includes hands-on learning every other time they take the refresher course.

Renovators who take the online refresher training will be certified for three years; renovators who take the hands-on training in the refresher course will be certified for five years.

If certification expires, then the 8-hour course must be taken again to regain certification.

April 18, 2023
8:30 a.m./9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

HBAGTA Educational Partners

The HBAGTA is proud to work with these amazing partners to bring you a wider scope of classes.
From online classes to a more formal education, turn to the HBAGTA and our partners for our educational needs.

Education Program Yearly Sponsorship Opportunities

Education is one of the HBAGTA’s Core Values:  We know a well-educated membership is the cornerstone of the home building industry.  We believe that the HBAGTA has the possibility and opportunity to facilitate learning for every member and that every member has the obligation to acquire new knowledge, skills, values, and habits to support the communities perception of our industry.

Exclusive Platinum Sponsor
$5,500*

 

  • Logo recognition in all education promotion
  • Signage at each class
  • 2-3 minutes of speaking opportunity at beginning of each class
  • Tabletop display space at in-person classes
  • Registration for 2 attendees at each class
  • List of attendees with addresses
  • Logo recognition in the email signature of the HBAGTA Education Coordinator
  • Logo recognition in the bi-weekly Tuesday Toolbox e-newsletter
  • Logo recognition with link to your website on the hbagta.com homepage
  • Logo recognition with link to your website on the online class registration page

*Sponsorship fees are prorated

Gold Sponsor - Limit 4
$2,000*

 

  • Signage at each class
  • 2-3 minutes of speaking opportunity at beginning of each class
  • Tabletop display space at in-person classes
  • List of attendees upon request
  • Logo recognition in the email signature of the HBAGTA Education Coordinator
  • Logo recognition in the bi-weekly Tuesday Toolbox e-newsletter
  • Logo recognition on the hbagta.com upcoming classes webpage
  • Logo recognition on the online class registration page

*Sponsorship fees are prorated

Contact Lauren or Debbie for more information, 231-946-2305.