Advancing Workforce Development
The work can’t wait.
Train and equip our workforce today.
The Building Performance Association is leading the charge in workforce development for the home and building performance and energy efficiency industry.
The future of our industry depends on our people. BPA is investing in a framework for training and education that will equip our industry with a high-quality, skilled workforce.
Our workforce efforts are working in conjunction with HOPE for HOMES, an act that will provide $500M to support online training for contractors.
What We’re Doing
A prosperous workforce needs a strong foundation.
Here’s what we’ve done, and what we’re still doing, to set our industry up for success.
Workforce Development Needs Assessment
Results from the BPA member and stakeholder survey on workforce development challenges and opportunities.
Summary of Workforce Development Needs Assessment and next steps.
Training and Careers Hub Launched
Launched in early 2021 with the Career Center and on-demand Learning Library. There will be continued augmentation and build-out of these resources in the coming months.
Professional Development Center
In conjunction with the Green Buildings Career Map (launched March 2021), BPA will add tools specific to building performance on standard job descriptions, qualifications, and career pathways.
Training Exchange - In Progress
BPA will partner with individual trainers, training organizations, and educators to co-deliver curated content on technical training, soft-skills training, best practices, and more. The resource collection will continually grow and will be showcased in conjunction with local, regional, and national training events.
Business Academy - In Progress
Central to the WFD initiative is supporting organizations in finding, attracting, and retaining workers while also developing business operations to deliver high-quality projects, products, and services. The Business Academy will offer access to curated curricula packages on human resources functions, quality management systems, accounting, management leadership, and more.