June 9, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — The Southern Arizona Home Builders Association (SAHBA) announced today a donation of $2,000 in training materials to the Fred G. Acosta Job Corps. The educational kits, called “Sed de Saber,” are focused on helping Hispanic students learn about career opportunities in the home building industry through strong job, communications, and safety skills.
“Sed de Saber is based on scientifically proven methods developed and supported by the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Education. It features a custom curriculum developed by a peer team of building industry experts through the Home Builders Institute,” said Roger Yohem, SAHBA Vice President.
The Home Builders Institute is the workforce development arm of the National Association of Home Builders. Fred G. Acosta Job Corps is a no-cost technical career training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. It helps young people aged 16 to 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training.
Specific topics within the Sed de Saber include: improved job site performance, recruit and retain skilled workers, improve worksite safety, English Language skills, general life skills