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.
Workforce Development Highlights from an NHPC22 Workshop
During a workshop at our national conference in April 2022, attendees had discussions about workforce development to identify challenges, opportunities, and next steps for a model that supports three main stages in pipeline development: recruiting, educating, and placing entrants into the workforce.
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Workforce Development Milestones & Resources
A prosperous workforce needs a strong foundation. Here are some of the things we've done so far to set our industry up for success.
BPA Career Center
Ongoing promotion and employment opportunity features within the industry.
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.
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.
What BPA is Doing Next to Advance Workforce Development
We are still working to create a thriving industry and workforce.
Professional Development Center - In Process
In conjunction with the Green Buildings Career Map (launched March 2021), BPA is adding tools specific to building performance on standard job descriptions, qualifications, and career pathways.
Training Library - Ongoing
BPA is partnering 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.