Students Experience Building Industry Career Possibilities Close-Up

Fargo, N.D. – Last month, Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead, and its charity, Home Builders Care of F-M Foundation, partnered with Fargo and West Fargo Public Schools to showcase building industry careers to 130 students.

They hosted tours of a newly constructed home and a renovation project that were part of the HBA of F-M’s Fall Parade of Homes and Remodeled Home Tour.

Groups visited a newly constructed home by Heritage Homes and a renovation project by Smart Spaces.

The tours compared and explained the various construction techniques and employment skills required to build and remodel homes to students in Construction I and II courses. These students met with the builders and designers of two projects.

Students take part in tours of a newly construction home and a renovation project.

Participating schools include Fargo South High School, Fargo North High School, Davies High School and West Fargo High School.

HBA of F-M CEO Bryce Johnson says, “By working with the local schools and our member contractors, we hope to educate students about the lucrative, fulfilling careers that exist in the homebuilding industry, and show them the beautiful end product of these highly skilled trades people.”

Students received information about Home Builders Care Foundation’s high school scholarship opportunities. They also got details on the Herdina Academy for the Construction Trades, a two-week summer program that allows students age 15 and older to experience the many facets of construction hands-on while working with professionals in the field. Learn more about both opportunities at Find the Academy’s Facebook page @TradesAcademy.

Home Builders Care of Fargo-Moorhead Foundation provides a positive outlet for the housing industry to give back to the community, building a framework for the future. Founded in 1993, it is the Home Builders Association of F-M’s charitable organization. For more details, visit

The HBA of F-M promotes an environment in which members and their businesses can prosper. It is a non-profit trade association of over 900 members that has been in existence since 1956. Its public events include the Spring Parade of Homes, Fall Parade of Homes, Remodeled Home Tour and Red River Valley Home & Garden Show.