On April 26th, the Home Builders Association of Sioux Falls hosted the "Frame my Future" event, aimed at providing students with an opportunity to explore the world of building trades. The event was organized to create awareness and address the issue of workforce development in the region.
Students were able to interact with industry professionals and learn about the various careers available in the construction industry. The event also provided hands-on experience, allowing students to try their hand at various building trades, including plumbing, electrical work, and carpentry.
Harrisburg High School and the Sioux Falls Career and Technical Education construction classes participated in this event. According to organizers, the event was a success, with many students expressing an interest in pursuing a career in the building trades.
The Home Builders Association of Sioux Falls is committed to promoting workforce development in the region, and events like "Frame my Future" are just one way they are working to achieve this goal. By providing students with an opportunity to explore the building trades, they hope to encourage more young people to consider a career in this industry.
Brandon Ogan, James Hardie
Building Products, Inc. - Greg Utke
Cory Hjellming, Hjellming Construction
Don Yost, Home Solutions
Eric Yost, Home Solutions General Contracting
Jesse Deffenbaugh, Deffenbaugh Homes
Cole Weller, Weller Brothers Landscaping
HBA Workforce Development Committee
- Framing Puzzle
- Siding Demonstration
- Career Speakers: Landscaping & General Construction
- Tour of BPI
- General Construction Knowledge Exam
- Yard game construction competition
For the Framing Challenge, the winner was SF CTE Orange receiving 28 points out of 30 possible.
2nd place was SF CTE Red with 26 points out of 30.
3rd place was Harrisburg 2 with 25 points out of 30.
4th place was Harrisburg 1 with 17 points out of 30.
For the Yard Games Student Projects, the winner was Harrisburg 1 receiving 20 points out of 21 possible.
2nd place was Harrisburg 2 with 15 points out of 21.
3rd place was SF CTE Orange with 14 out of 21.
4th place was SF CTE Red with 13 out of 21.
For the Carpentry Knowledge Assessment, the winner was SF CTE Orange, receiving 7.75 points out of 15 possible.
2nd place was SF CTE Red with 7.58 out of 15.
3rd place was Harrisburg 1 with 7.10 out of 15.
4th place was Harrisburg 2 with 6.50 out of 15.
The overall winner of Frame the Future was SF CTE Orange receiving 49.75 points out of 66 possible.
2nd place was SF CTE Red receiving 46.58 points out of 66.
3rd place was Harrisburg 2 receiving 46.50 points out of 66.
4th place was Harrisburg 1 receiving 44.10 points out of 66.