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BuildStrong Academy of
Greater New Orleans

Our industry-driven academy is creating a skilled workforce for construction in the greater New Orleans area. We offer a direct career path to our students through hands-on construction training and related trades.
Are you ready to get to work?

BuildStrong Academy of
Greater New Orleans

Our industry-driven academy is creating a skilled workforce for construction in the greater New Orleans area.

Are you ready to get to work?

BuildStrong Academy of Greater New Orleans was founded by Brittany and Drew Brees and the Brees Dream Foundation in collaboration with the BuildStrong Academy.

The Brees Dream Foundation

BuildStrong Academy of Greater New Orleans

Students

Grow your career in construction with BuildStrong Academy of Greater New Orleans.

Created by industry leaders to meet today’s challenges and prepare you for a successful career in the trades.

Why join BuildStrong Academy of Greater New Orleans?

  • Choose from 3 training levels; our flexible program can be completed in 12 weeks or less
  • Earn industry-recognized certificates that give you an advantage in the job market
  • Training is absolutely FREE

Industry Partners & Employers

While construction industry opportunities are booming, the skilled labor shortage is making it challenging to keep up with demand.

BuildStrong Academy of Greater New Orleans is a collaborative, industry-driven solution to fill the need for a workforce that is motivated, ready, inspired and committed.

We want to work together with you to build your team and your business while also strengthening our community.

Find trained construction industry talent:

  • Hire students with technical and employability skills
  • Save hiring time; students are available all year, when you need them
  • Reduce training time; HBI’s curriculum prepares students to work, from day one

Building Construction Careers

There is a need to fill critical skill gaps and accelerate workforce development in all areas of construction.

Nearly 300,000-400,000 construction jobs are unfilled each month.*  BuildStrong Academy of Greater New Orleans is helping build the next generation of skilled construction workers to meet this demand.

Powered by HBI’s industry-leading curriculum, we guide students through a step-by-step process designed to take them from beginners … with little-to-no trade skills … to tradespeople who are sought after by employers.

*National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

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Construction students and instructor

Now Hiring Instructors

BuildStrong Academy of Greater New Orleans is hiring!

As we continue to grow, we’re always looking for talented instructors to join our team of industry experts. You’ll use HBI’s standard-setting curriculum to prepare a diverse group of students for a rewarding career in construction.