ENDORSED TRADE PROGRAMS

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Student Chapters Program provides the opportunity for students studying construction-related fields to join the home building industry’s largest trade association.  Students studying construction trades like building construction trades, carpentry, electrical, HVAC, masonry or plumbing, will find membership to be a rewarding experience. 

 

Locally, NAHB’s Student Chapters are hosted by local vocational/technical schools in affiliation with the Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh (BAMP).  In addition to NAHB member benefits, students who join a BAMP chapter are given expanded opportunities to obtain an up-close look at how the home building industry works through interaction with BAMP members and association sponsored programs.

 

Through BAMP’s educational foundation, Housing Industry Foundation for Education (HIFE), student chapter members gain access to a wide variety of education and career development programs.   BAMP’s student members can participate in professional mentoring/construction programs and take fieldtrips to construction sites to observe the application of modern building materials and techniques. 

 

Schools may also seek industry endorsement of their trades training programs through the Pennsylvania Builders Association which recognizes the programs meeting industry standards of curriculum and instruction of trades skills associated with  the particular trade.

Student Chapters Program

BAMP Partner Schools

A.W. Beattie Career Center

  • Building Construction

  • Carpentry

  • HVAC

Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center

  • Cabinetmaking

  • Construction Trades

  • Masonry

  • Plumbing

Northern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center

  • Carpentry

  • HVAC and Refrigeration

  • Masonry

Parkway West Career and Technology Center

  • Building Construction Trades *effective 2015-2016 school year

  • Electrical Systems Technology

  • HVAC and Refrigeration

  • Masonry

Forbes Road Career and Technology Center

  • Building Construction Occupations

  • Electrical Occupations

  • HVAC and Refrigeration

Steel Center for Career and Technical Education

  • Building Trades Maintenance

  • Carpentry

  • Electrical Construction

  • HVAC 

Western Area Career and Technology Center

  • Carpentry

  • Electrical Occupations

  • HVAC

  • Masonry