May 24, 2022

Groundbreaking Friday for career skills program

Posted May 24, 2022 2:48 PM

Home Builders Institute (HBI), partnering with The Home Depot Foundation, to create a Career Skills Program on Fort Riley. HBI has just partnered with Habitat for Humanity to construct two new homes in Ogden, Kansas.

The partnership will allow transitioning service members to gain real world experience constructing homes while participating in the career skills program. This project also supports the local community and strengthens our ties with the surrounding area.

HBI students gain valuable experience and skills in the construction industry, to include carpentry and electrical pre-apprentice certificate training while instilling a sense of pride and volunteerism within the local community.  Habitat for Humanity is working with HBI and the students and with that, there are no expectations for a completion date for the homes in Ogden, at this time.

HBI started their CSP with Fort Riley TAP in Dec 2019 and to date have conducted 21 classes on Fort Riley.  An estimated 89 students will participate on this project over the next 8 months. But as the project continues, it is estimated to be well over 200 students.

Groundbreaking is scheduled for Friday, May 27th at 9am at 201 S Elm in Ogden.

15 current HBI students, along with the local HBI RCDC, carpentry instructor and electrical instructor will be present at the ground breaking.