The mission of the Housing Works USA Workforce Development program is to “provide an advanced and rigorous curriculum with a focus on construction technology, construction management, architectural design, applied engineering and real-world experience that will prepare students for studies in higher education and/or a career in a construction-related industry.”Housing Works USA Design/Build Program works with Traditional and Charter High Schools to help develop the next generation of Construction Skilled Industry Professionals.
Every student in High Schools that participate in the Tiny House Building Program experience career-focused curriculum through real life design/build projects, and learn living wage earning life skills. With each Housing Works USA partnership with traditional and charter High Schools, students have the opportunity to experience a real-life construction building project including every aspect of the Design/Build activities as well. In addition to education, Housing Works USA also works closely with Construction Builders and Industry Employers to give students a chance to learn outside the classroom through paid internships, field training, mentoring and networking.
Housing Works USA workforce development goal is to provide opportunities of training for four categories of students: high school CTE, apprenticeship, skills upgrade and engineering opportunities for students looking to further their education at the college level.