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October 22, 2010 4:00 PM

Home Builders' Association Partners With Conestoga College to Educate

Waterloo Region Home Builders' Association (WRHBA) has been working with Conestoga College School of Trades and Apprenticeships on three new initiatives to educate students and homeowners about the building process, renovations, professionalism and the residential construction industry.

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WRHBA is excited to be currently building its first Education House. The project is a ‘living classroom’ for Conestoga College School of Trades and Apprenticeships students. Scheduled tours throughout the building process provide students a first hand account and exposure to the fundamentals for best building practices, as well as unique and innovative products so that they can better understand how and what they learn in school translates to the work site. The home will be sold and a portion of the proceeds will help establish an awards program for the students. WRHBA’s Education House is located at 308 Westpark Crescent (Lot 94), Waterloo, Ontario.

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Earlier this fall, WRHBA and Conestoga College School of Trades and Apprenticeships introduced a Student Ambassador Program for second year carpentry students. The program was established to educate students on what it means to be part of a professional Association, give students networking opportunities with industry professionals, and inform them on the latest news in the residential construction industry. Students are required to attend a Waterloo Region Home Builders’ Association meeting during the school year and write a report which will go towards their final credit.

WRHBA in partnership with Home Hardware Building Centre and Conestoga College School of Trades and Apprenticeship invite the public to attend the Go with a Pro Renovation Seminar on Saturday, October 30, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Conestoga’s Roofing Centre -108 University Avenue East, Waterloo. The free renovation seminar will help homeowners renovate with confidence. They will gain knowledge and information on how to have a successful renovation and will have the opportunity to get their questions answered. Also included are campus tours, trade displays, and prizes.

WRHBA is actively involved in all facets of the new home construction and residential renovation industries. It is a voluntary association whose primary goal is to positively impact the communities where their members and their customers live, work and play. Through ongoing representation to municipal government, media relations and consumer education, they address important issues head on and have a strong presence that benefits members and contributes to housing affordability and the well-being of communities in the Region of Waterloo.

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