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At Metropolitan Builders and Contractors Association of NJ we have a strong commitment to workforce development.   We offer annual scholarships and student chapters.

What is a Student Chapter?


NAHB Student Chapter Mission

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) student chapter program is dedicated to enriching the educational experience of students by offering them first-hand exposure to the real world of the building industry through NAHB membership, educational programming and networking opportunities.

Student Chapter Objectives

  • Promote careers in residential construction
  • Address the labor shortage by promoting careers in construction through Secondary School Chapters
  • Enhance education and career development for future generations of leaders in residential construction or related fields
  • Build stronger connections between HBAs and Student Chapters

NAHB Student Chapters

  • Nationwide – 140+ Student Chapters
  • 160+ Faculty Advisors
  • 4,500+ Student Members

Benefits of HBA Involvement

  • Future of the Industry – tomorrows’ HBA Leaders
  • A Younger Generation prepared for success
  • Volunteers to assist with home shows and parade of homes
  • Our members gain the perspective of Generation Y

Benefits of Student Members

  • Education and Professional Development
  • Internships
  • Visit construction sites, manufacturing plants, material distributers and trades
  • Our Metro members go into the schools as guest speakers (building, real estate, finance, architecture, etc…)
  • Career fairs at IBS (International Builder Show)
  • NAHB Student competitions

Connections / HBA involvement

  • Students connect to local association of home builders and NAHB for networking and professional development
  • Faculty and teachers connecting to our local HBA for valuable resources regarding homebuilding
  • Builder members connecting to faculty and teachers through service on Industry advisory boards
  • Builder members connect with students through mentoring, providing internships and future job opportunities

Benefits for Student Chapters (Nationally)

  • Scholarships through National Housing Endowment
  • Outstanding student chapter awards
  • Outstanding chapter student of the month
  • Networking Opportunities (social media)
  • Education: designations classes and webinars
  • Resources, data, research reports
  • Newsletters, blogs, bookstore, discounts

Active Metro Student Chapters

Roxbury High School

Faculty Contact - Frank Caccavale

For more information about our Scholarships please visit our Scholarship page.

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