NYSBA REF Workforce Development Site Visit to the Michaels Group

This fall, Averill Park High School Construction Technology students visited NYSBA, CRBRA and BRANNY Member the Michaels Group's housing development site, Newell Place in the Town of Bethlehem. The students were invited by NYSBA President Eric Willson and Luke Michaels, principals of the Michaels Group, to tour several homes under development and learn more about construction techniques as well as the various stages of construction. 

Newell Place features more than 40 single-family homes that offer first floor master suites, single floor or multi-floor living with the convenience of no exterior ground care. The visit was facilitated by the New York State Builders Association Research and Education Foundation to promote October as Careers in Construction Month, which increases public awareness about the great jobs available in residential construction and related trade professions. The home building industry offers a rewarding career and a great salary in a high demand area. The top 25% in most construction trades professions earn at least $60,000 annually. 

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