Institute Aims to Close Skilled Labor Gap in Virginia

Aspiring skilled trades professionals got an inside look at the industry's career opportunities during the 2022 Virginia Builder's Summit and Expo. The Build Smart Institute (BSI), located in Roanoke, Va., invited its students to attend the conference to explore all facets of the industry.

"We have to let students know that the construction industry is lucrative, and it can give you a successful and very fulfilling career," says Alicia Smith, VP, Roanoke Regional Home Builders Association.