“Learning a trade is even more valuable than ever due to the lack of interest among people of my generation. The Endorsed Trade Program provides quality oversight and resources to students like myself who want to change that. I am grateful for the opportunities the program provides and recognize it as having a large positive impact on my future.”

Nicholas Hausalter, State College Area High School

The future of the home building industry is up to you

The Pennsylvania Builders Association is committed to a sustainable, superior construction industry. To accomplish this, we must all work together to support workforce development.

The Endorsed Trade Program was designed to work with schools across Pennsylvania to provide students with industry-recognized certification to strengthen their skills and qualifications. The program created a network between PBA members, local student chapters, and the community that provides training and confidence to launch students into a fulfilling career.

News & Events

PBA Awards Certificates

  • The Winter 2020 edition of Building Pennsylvania magazine features a huge feature on workforce development – check it out here.
  • 677 students were awarded Endorsed Trade Program certificates for the 2019-20 school year. Congratulations!
  • Check out this article on the Endorsed Trade Program – and the award recipients for the 2018-19 school year – from PBA’s Building Pennsylvania magazine. Click here!

NAHB Student Chapters

  • NAHB’s Student Chapters page has everything you need to form or renew a chapter or get valuable scholarship information. Click here!

Endorsed Schools and Programs

PBA’s Endorsed Trade Programs include building trades maintenance, carpentry, electrical, HVAV, masonry, plumbing, cabinetmaking and millwork, and painting and wall covering.

Check out the Endorsed Programs

Certified Students

Are you a PBA member looking for qualified, knowledgeable employees? Contact the ETP school in your area for a list of available graduates.
Find the ETP in Your Area

School Contact List

Sponsors