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Postby HDRider » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:22 am

Home Depot announced Thursday that it will donate $50 million to train 20,000 people as construction workers over the next decade, helping efforts to ease a dire shortage that’s curtailing home building and driving up house prices.

The Home Builders Institute, the industry’s education arm, will use the money from the Home Depot Foundation to train veterans and U.S. Army soldiers who will soon be returning to civilian life, high school students and disadvantaged youth.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/20 ... 403659002/
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Postby greybeard » Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:25 pm

I know some 30-40 yr old folks from other sites on the internet, that the 1st thing they need to learn is how to use a dang square and a level. Maybe HBI can help them too.
$50 million is a pretty good chunk of change to focus on construction training, as long as it is used wisely and effectively.
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Postby ALACOWMAN » Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:40 pm

greybeard wrote:I know some 30-40 yr old folks from other sites on the internet, that the 1st thing they need to learn is how to use a dang square and a level. Maybe HBI can help them too.
$50 million is a pretty good chunk of change to focus on construction training, as long as it is used wisely and effectively.

grunt workers are getting scarce as hens teeth,,not many of the younger gen.. Taking up where the older ones are retiring from..I think what was said years ago when the older folks said """I don't want my kids having too work as hard as I did"""was taken to heart..
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Postby hurleyjd » Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:34 pm

ALACOWMAN wrote:
greybeard wrote:I know some 30-40 yr old folks from other sites on the internet, that the 1st thing they need to learn is how to use a dang square and a level. Maybe HBI can help them too.
$50 million is a pretty good chunk of change to focus on construction training, as long as it is used wisely and effectively.

grunt workers are getting scarce as hens teeth,,not many of the younger gen.. Taking up where the older ones are retiring from..I think what was said years ago when the older folks said """I don't want my kids having too work as hard as I did"""was taken to heart..

We are in the process of remodeling a home. Tried several contractors in the area. Some showed up and never came back. Finally one showed and we agreed to do the work. I live about 100 miles from Dallas. Concrete Mexican workers. Framing Mexican crew. Painting Mexican crew. Electricians Mexican crew. Plumbing a local crew. All of the Mexican crews came from Dallas each day. They all pretty well knew how to do the jobs required of them.
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Postby ALACOWMAN » Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:28 pm

hurleyjd wrote:
ALACOWMAN wrote:
greybeard wrote:I know some 30-40 yr old folks from other sites on the internet, that the 1st thing they need to learn is how to use a dang square and a level. Maybe HBI can help them too.
$50 million is a pretty good chunk of change to focus on construction training, as long as it is used wisely and effectively.

grunt workers are getting scarce as hens teeth,,not many of the younger gen.. Taking up where the older ones are retiring from..I think what was said years ago when the older folks said """I don't want my kids having too work as hard as I did"""was taken to heart..

We are in the process of remodeling a home. Tried several contractors in the area. Some showed up and never came back. Finally one showed and we agreed to do the work. I live about 100 miles from Dallas. Concrete Mexican workers. Framing Mexican crew. Painting Mexican crew. Electricians Mexican crew. Plumbing a local crew. All of the Mexican crews came from Dallas each day. They all pretty well knew how to do the jobs required of them.
and they work like fire ants when their doing it.. No wonder they eat like there's no tomorrow..when they break to lunch they pile it on..take a siesta..then right back at it..
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Postby skyhightree1 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:25 pm

ALACOWMAN wrote:
hurleyjd wrote:
ALACOWMAN wrote: grunt workers are getting scarce as hens teeth,,not many of the younger gen.. Taking up where the older ones are retiring from..I think what was said years ago when the older folks said """I don't want my kids having too work as hard as I did"""was taken to heart..

We are in the process of remodeling a home. Tried several contractors in the area. Some showed up and never came back. Finally one showed and we agreed to do the work. I live about 100 miles from Dallas. Concrete Mexican workers. Framing Mexican crew. Painting Mexican crew. Electricians Mexican crew. Plumbing a local crew. All of the Mexican crews came from Dallas each day. They all pretty well knew how to do the jobs required of them.
and they work like fire ants when their doing it.. No wonder they eat like there's no tomorrow..when they break to lunch they pile it on..take a siesta..then right back at it..


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Postby Brute 23 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:45 pm

Too bad they opened their mouth and got on the anti-gun train.
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Postby backhoeboogie » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:06 pm

hurleyjd wrote:
ALACOWMAN wrote:
greybeard wrote:I know some 30-40 yr old folks from other sites on the internet, that the 1st thing they need to learn is how to use a dang square and a level. Maybe HBI can help them too.
$50 million is a pretty good chunk of change to focus on construction training, as long as it is used wisely and effectively.

grunt workers are getting scarce as hens teeth,,not many of the younger gen.. Taking up where the older ones are retiring from..I think what was said years ago when the older folks said """I don't want my kids having too work as hard as I did"""was taken to heart..

We are in the process of remodeling a home. Tried several contractors in the area. Some showed up and never came back. Finally one showed and we agreed to do the work. I live about 100 miles from Dallas. Concrete Mexican workers. Framing Mexican crew. Painting Mexican crew. Electricians Mexican crew. Plumbing a local crew. All of the Mexican crews came from Dallas each day. They all pretty well knew how to do the jobs required of them.


I hung 8 sheets of sheetrock overhead on my remodel. I haven't done that in several years. I got a bid and decided to let them run with it. In the end all I did was spray paint and composite flooring. A little trim.
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Postby backhoeboogie » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:10 pm

Several years ago they were doing a church build. I showed up with compressors, nail guns, saws, and all the gear. They were using a speed square to mark boards and then trying to cut on that line with a skillsaw. Couldn't believe these old timers had actually built churches. I decided to leave early afternoon. Two days later that whole structure fell. It is one of those times you wish you didn't have to say, "I told you so" but they needed bracing. Those old retirees told some stories about other builds they had done. I guess they just got lucky. I hate stick framing - with a passion. Better off to put braces on and not need them
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Postby ddd75 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:28 am

can't even find someone to paint a wall right around here.. let alone do something else.



you can thank.. "WE GOTTA SEND THEM TO COLLEGE" message of the school systems for this..
They portray 'trades' as low class, poor people jobs.
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Postby ChrisB » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:05 pm

backhoeboogie wrote:They were using a speed square to mark boards and then trying to cut on that line with a skillsaw.


Wow, I know I haven't been around a framing crew in a while but I had no idea that squares and skillsaws were for "Old Timers". They just use sliding miter saws now?
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Postby haase » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:33 pm

We still use speed squares and framing squares, I think it's a good thing that home depot is putting money back in the construction trades for training, this is a industry that needs it.
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Postby sim.-ang.king » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:13 pm

ddd75 wrote:can't even find someone to paint a wall right around here.. let alone do something else.



you can thank.. "WE GOTTA SEND THEM TO COLLEGE" message of the school systems for this..
They portray 'trades' as low class, poor people jobs.

The majority of kids leaving high need to be ready to go to work right after they leave, but yet hardly any are.
All through high school in the regular core class, all I ever heard was "you need to know this for college". Only in the shop, and ag classes did I learn what I need to know for life.
It's no wonder I only had c's and b's in core classes, and straight a's in shop, and ag.
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Postby Rafter S » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:27 pm

ChrisB wrote:
backhoeboogie wrote:They were using a speed square to mark boards and then trying to cut on that line with a skillsaw.


Wow, I know I haven't been around a framing crew in a while but I had no idea that squares and skillsaws were for "Old Timers". They just use sliding miter saws now?


I wondered about that too. I've done a lot of framing with a speed square and a Skil saw. As far as I know none of it has fallen down.
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Postby callmefence » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:11 pm

We have schools to learn to cut hair, put on make-up and cook.
I don't see why anyone would raise a eyebrow to a school on construction.

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