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Tips for Entry

Apply to Habitat for Humanity as a volunteerĀ for a building project in your area. You'll gain practical experience not just in individual skills but in working as a team member.

Investigate the programs for high school or college students at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) at Home Builders Institute (HBI). Or apply at HBI to be mentored by an industry professional.

Keep your ears open for an opportunity to be a carpenter's helper through a local home improvement store or other organization that serves home builders.

If you are highly motivated to advance your knowledge in the field of homebuilding, sign up for an online course with the Association of Home Builders or Associated General Contractors.