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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.

All classes currently on the HBAGTA education calendar are LIVE virtual online classes.  When Covid-19 restrictions allow, we will be scheduling CPR & First Aid courses and other in-person classes.

Upcoming Classes

Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS)

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
Mar. 10, 2021
Virtual Class
Presented by Tag Gilkeson,
Tag & Associates, LLC

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CAPS II - Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place
Mar. 11, 2021
Virtual Class
Presented by Tag Gilkeson,
Tag & Associates, LLC

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CAPS III - Details and Solutions for Livable Homes and Aging in Place
Mar. 12, 2021
Virtual Class
Presented by Tag Gilkeson,
Tag & Associates, LLC

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MIOSHA

MIOSHA Excavations:
The Grave Danger

Mar. 18, 2021
Virtual Class

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210120 Tag Gilkeson v2

Advanced High-Performance Building: Project Management
Apr. 6, 2021
Virtual Class
Presented by Tag Gilkeson,
Tag & Associates, LLC

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210120 Tag Gilkeson v2

Marketing and Sales for Building Professionals
Apr. 22, 2021
Virtual Class
Presented by Tag Gilkeson,
Tag & Associates, LLC

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Continuing Competency for Licensed Builders
Apr. 23, 2021, 9am-12pm
Virtual Class

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Continuing Competency for Licensed Builders
Apr. 23, 2021, 1pm-4pm
Virtual Class

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MIOSHA

MIOSHA Scaffolds & Scaffold Platforms
April 29, 2021
Virtual Class

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Sky Trak Telehandler Training
PILOT PROGRAM

May 12, 2021

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210120 Tag Gilkeson v2

Construction Contracts
and Law

May 13, 2021
Virtual Class
Presented by Tag Gilkeson,
Tag & Associates, LLC

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210120 Tag Gilkeson v2

Universal Design
Essentials

May 27, 2021
Virtual Class
Presented by Tag Gilkeson,
Tag & Associates, LLC

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On Demand Webinars

210120 Tom Borg

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

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210120 Tom Borg

How to Make Your Business Standout From the Competition - Developing Your Unique Factor

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210120 Tom Borg

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

210120 Tom Borg

Networking for Results

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.

Class Sponsorship 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.

The following are the marketing opportunities associated with being an Education Course Sponsor:

  • Display table to promote your products and/or services to class attendees.
  • 1-2 minutes at the start of the class for a brief introduction to your company, products, and services.
  • Company logo on the HBAGTA Education webpage in conjuction with the class you are sponsoring.
  • Company logo in the Tuesday Toolbox in conjuction with the class you are sponsoring.
  • Company logo in any email or print marketing in conjuction with the class you are sponsoring.

All Education Course Sponsorships are $150 each and are on a first come basis.

Contact Debbie with any questions, 231-946-2305.

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.