Construction Plumbing, Pre-Apprentice (Current Employee) – San Bernardino, CA – April 25, 2017
Really great opportunity if your focused and committed to learning. a typical day here consist of waking up at 6 and getting strait to work, cleaning up our living quarters, and then after breakfast, we're either working on maintenance and repair on center or doing in class work on the floor or book work.
Facility Maintenance Trainee (Former Employee) – Defuniak Springs, FL 32435 – April 21, 2017
The Home Builder's Institute provided me the opportunity to advance my skills in the construction trades by providing me both classroom and hands on training in the basic construction tools, materials, safety, and math requirements of today's trade industry.
irrelevant (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – April 13, 2017
Worked for HBI (a national non-profit training contractor) for 20+ years. For most of those years it had a great family feeling with a lot of genuine caring humans. A change in senior leadership over the last 1/2 dozen years has many employees feeling under-appreciated, like disposable cogs in a machine. Very sad after many people devoted the majority of their career lives to a very worthy cause.
a typical day at work involved getting a blueprint and starting work, no time for slacking. I learned a lot about my electrical trade such as installing, safety in workplace, and trouble shooting problems. the management was small but they knew what they were doing and how to run a large group of trainees. my work shop was large and full of people working on singular projects but the only noise was passing tips and information on to newer students. it was hard at first learning ohms law and theory, but it got easier with the hands on experience. my favorite part was being able to hook up my work and see all the lights come on.
Building Construction Technology Trainee (Current Employee) – Joliet, IL – October 13, 2016
The Home Builder's Institute is a self paced learning institute. They teach you a lot of subjects in the Construction/Maintenance field such as safety/OSHA, Plumbing, Basic Electrical, Window/Door installation, ect. great place to learn these hands on skills for the workforce.
Hands on learning, trade related projects on center.
Productive and self paced Pre appenticeship program
Electrician Trainee (Former Employee) – Monroe, VA – September 12, 2016
A great instructor teaching us the the ins and outs of the electrical field, from wiring switches, lights, and receptacles, to Rj-45 and coaxial cables ,emergency lights, Ceiling lights in drop ceilings and various other projects around the center. As well as pulling wire, tracing panels, and creating raceways to run the wire.
Free lunches, breaks, and a safety guided instructor
Description of my job and co workers and what I enjoy most about it .
Trainee (Current Employee) – Monroe, VA – August 1, 2016
A typical day at work would be my co workers and I tending to service calls . We have worked and accomplished numerous hands on jobs like installing and fixing sinks ,toilets , water heaters ,running/designing water lines and installing and repairing air condition . My Co workers are all very hard working and there desire to be successful is only contagious. The hardest part of my job is when we are on a call and a customer might be unaware and non initially misleading on what exactly the problem may be . The most enjoyable part of my job is the team work my co-workers and I have because we are all awesome motivators and our chemistry is truly unique .