The Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) recently launched the National Future Builders of America (FBA) construction education program. “Through the FBA program, we can identify students interested in construction and provide them leadership and training skills necessary to help ensure the future of our nation's home building industry remains strong,” says Mike Hickman, president of the FHBA.

The program provides a setting for middle school through college students to meet industry leaders and learn construction techniques. Currently, there are three charter FBA chapters in Florida: Lely High School in Collier County, Tampa Tech in Tampa, and Flager County. In the coming months, seven additional FBA chapters are expected to be established in other locations, including Hillsborough County, Manatee County, and Jacksonville. Florida is the first state to establish FBA chapters, but the FBA would like to expand to other states. For more information about FBA, visit