The Brave New World Of Construction Recruiting

Even with apprenticeships and other training programs, finding new workers is a challenge.

2019 Skills USA: Al Herndon, FMAEF & Christina Thomas, NEFBA

NEFBA has the largest non-union construction apprentice program – 400+ electric, carpentry, HVAC, sheet metal & plumbing. Al & Christina are working on developing an apprenticeship academy for construction with Duval County Schools.

The Mendenhall Report: NEFBA Program Develops the Builders of Tomorrow

Skilled trades shortage bolsters need for programs like NEFBA apprenticeship.

Apprentices Learning a New Trade

A group of 375 students took the first steps toward a new career path by attending classes to become a carpenter, electrician, plumber or HVAC technician.

HVAC Apprentice Sees ‘World of Opportunities’

Apprentices Tony McKay (left) and Randy Brainard work on an air-conditioning system for Jacksonville's Thermodyne Services. McKay and Brainard say the Northeast Florida Builders Association apprenticeship program is helping them achieve their educational, career and financial goals. Photo by Florida Times-Union

A field technician apprentice for Jacksonville air-conditioning contractor Thermodyne Services, McKay feels his career and financial goals are in sight because of the “world of opportunities” NEFBA’s program provides.