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Education

The Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area's mission includes the support of educational initiatives within our community. With education as one of the foundations of our association, we offer a variety of opportunities and venues for professional development and education that include the following and more.

Upcoming Classes

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Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS)
December 1, 2, 3 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Virtual Class

Instructor:  Tag Gilkeson

The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation program teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to competing in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry: home modifications for the aging-in-place.

All 3 CAPS classes are required to earn the NAHB CAPS designation.

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CAPS I - Marketing & Communicating with the Aging in Place Client
Dec. 1, 2021
Virtual Class
Presented by Tag Gilkeson,

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CAPS II - Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place
Dec. 2, 2021
Virtual Class
Presented by Tag Gilkeson,

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CAPS III - Details and Solutions for Livable Homes and Aging in Place
Dec. 3, 2021
Virtual Class
Presented by Tag Gilkeson,

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Business Accounting & Job Costing
Oct 22, 2021
Virtual Class

Instructor:  Tag Gilkeson

The financial score card, or measurement of an owner’s or a company’s success, is based on managing your finances effectively. This course provides you with the basics of financial planning, budgeting, construction business accounting, job cost systems, and financing options that will enable you to track and analyze cost of goods, overhead, and individual job costs as well as communicate about them effectively. Topics include accounting terminology, a chart of accounts, types of records and reports to be maintained, and loan products that can provide financing alternatives.

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CPR & First Aid Certification
October 28, 2021
In-Person Class

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Construction Contracts & Law
Nov. 3, 2021
Virtual Class
Presented by Tag Gilkeson,
Tag & Associates, LLC

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MIOSHA

MIOSHA Excavations - Part 9
Nov. 4, 2021 | 8:30/9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
In-Person Class

Instructor:  Tom Hansen

This seminar will provide an overview of MIOSHA Part 9, Excavations, Trenching, and Shoring.  This program will include a description of the hazards in and around an excavation, a discussion on the duties and role of the qualified person, a discussion on soil classification and testing, and an overview of the protective systems used to support and protect employees in an excavation.  This program is an elective for the MTI construction compliance tract.  As an elective for the MTI program there will be a review and assessment at the end of the program.

Lunch will be provided.

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CPR & First Aid Certification
November 22, 2021
In-Person Class

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Risk Management & Insurance for Building Professionals
Nov. 30, 2021
Virtual Class
Presented by Tag Gilkeson,
Tag & Associates, LLC

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MIOSHA Understanding & Improving Your Safety Culture
Dec. 15 2021 | 8:30/9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
In-Person Class

Instructors:  Bryan Renaud & Mark Ginter

This course will provide the knowledge and tools for participants to gain an understanding of the factors that affect culture and how it impacts safety performance. Management Leadership/ Commitment and Employee Involvement are the most critical components of having an effective Safety and Health Management System (SHMS).  This course will use data, examples, case studies, and activities to illustrate best practices and assist participants in improving their company’s safety culture.

Lunch will be provided.

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CPR & First Aid Certification
December 16, 2021
In-Person Class

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On Demand Webinars

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How to Keep a Positive Mental Attitude in a Sometimes Negative World

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How to Build Your On-Line Presence and Turbo Charge Your Small Business Marketing Power

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HBAGTA EDUCATIONAL PARTNERS

The HBAGTA is proud to work with these amazing educational partners to bring you a wider scope of classes.
From online classes to a more formal education, turn to the HBAGTA and our partners for your educational needs.

Education Program Yearly Sponsorships - New Opportunities!

Education is one of the HBAGTA’s Core Values:  We know a well-educated membership is the cornerstone of the home building industry.  We believe that the HBAGTA has the possibility and opportunity to facilitate learning for every member and that every member has the obligation to acquire new knowledge, skills, values, and habits to support the communities perception of our industry.

Exclusive Platinum Sponsor
$5,500*

  • Logo recognition in all education promotion
  • Signage at each class
  • 2-3 minutes of speaking opportunity at beginning of each class
  • Tabletop display space at in-person classes
  • Registration for 2 attendees at each class
  • List of attendees with addresses
  • Logo recognition in the email signature of the HBAGTA Education Coordinator
  • Logo recognition in the bi-weekly Tuesday Toolbox e-newsletter
  • Logo recognition with link to your website on the hbagta.com homepage
  • Logo recognition with link to your website on the hbagta.com upcoming classes webpage
  • Logo recognition with link to your website on the online class registration page

*Sponsorship fees are prorated

Gold Sponsor - Limit 4
$2,000*

  • Signage at each class
  • 2-3 minutes of speaking opportunity at beginning of each class
  • Tabletop display space at in-person classes
  • Registration for 1 attendee at each class
  • List of attendees upon request
  • Logo recognition in the email signature of the HBAGTA Education Coordinator
  • Logo recognition in the bi-weekly Tuesday Toolbox e-newsletter
  • Logo recognition on the hbagta.com upcoming classes webpage
  • Logo recognition on the online class registration page

*Sponsorship fees are prorated

Contact Debbie at 231-946-2305 or debbie@hbagta.com for more information.

Member Testimonial

"The HBA CAPS Certification course offers a wealth of information to any builder or other professional, interested in expanding their knowledge of incorporating spaces for seniors or anyone requiring additional accommodations, with the goal towards staying in their existing home.  This valuable class can help improve your business for a growing market. "  Mike McCumby, Saxton-McCumby Builders, Inc.