• Student Chapters

  • WBSBA is an active supporter of our local student chapters, paving the way for our future. Our local chapter provides scholarships and sponsorships for our students at the Pennsylvania College of Technology and Williamsport Area High School to compete on national levels at the annual International Builder Show at the high school, two-year and four-year competition levels.

    NAHB Student Chapters - What are they?

    Home Builders Institute (HBI) administers the NAHB Student Chapters program for the National Association of Home Builders. The NAHB Student Chapters program is dedicated to enriching the educational experience of students by offering them first-hand exposure to the real world of the building industry through NAHB membership, educational programming, and networking opportunities. Chapters are located at high schools, career technical schools, community colleges (two-year programs), and universities (four-year programs) across the country.

    For more information, tools and resources visit the links below:

    About NAHB Student Chapters
    The NAHB Student Chapters program is dedicated to enriching the educational experience of students by offering them first-hand exposure to the real world of the building industry through NAHB membership, educational programming, and networking opportunities. Find general information on the program here, including how to reach us at the office or on the Web.

    Strengthen Your Chapter 
    Membership renewal is vital for providing student members continuous exposure to the industry. We encourage schools to recruit new members throughout the year. Documents must be in the correct format, or processing delays will occur: Dues Payment Form must be completed using the electronic form below; Roster must be completed using the formatted excel spreadsheet and e-mailed to studentchapters@hbi.org; and dues payment must be in the form of a check.

    How to Form or Renew a Chapter

    Pennsylvania College of Technology

    Penn College offers both two-year and four-year degrees. Learn more about all of the majors available in the School of Construction and Design.

    School tours of the Construction and Design majors are offered throughout the year and those interested can register here.

    Specifically, Residential Construction majors have the opportunity complete a two year degree in Building Construction or Masonry, with the opportunity to complete a four-year degree.

    The Penn College Construction Association, a student chapter of NAHB and an affiliate of the West Branch Susquehanna Builders Association and the PBA, is an active student organization on campus.


    Some of their recent activities include:
    Penn College Faculty on National Construction Advisory Board
    Cub Scouts Build Souvenirs in Penn College labs
    Penn College Construction Students Start Scholarship Fund
    Or follow the club’s activities on their LinkedIn page.

    Williamsport Area Construction Trades Program

    WAHS PA Builders Construction Club is a National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Student Chapter, which is required for industry endorsement by the Pennsylvania Builders Association (PBA). We are an affiliate of the West Branch Susquehanna Builders Association. The club is open to any student enrolled in the Construction Trades Program at Williamsport Area High School.

    Disciplines Covered: Carpentry/Masonry/Electrical/Plumbing 

    Courses Offered:

    • Level 1 Construction Trades
    • Level 2 Construction Trades
    • Level 3 Construction Trades  


    Course Descriptions: (30% Theory and 70% Lab)  

    Level 1 Construction Trades - (91030) 2.0 Credits (PC NOW – BCT 103) 10th grade or higher 
    This course is the first in a series of three year courses for the Construction Trades Career and Technical Education program. This course enables students to learn and master skills in the construction industry that meet the standards of the industry. Basic hand and power tool safety, basic construction math, basic blueprint reading, basic site layout, basic electrical theory, basic masonry block and concrete. 

    Level 2 Construction Trades  - (91040) 2.0 Credits (PC NOW – BCT 109)  
    This course is for students enrolled in the Construction Trades CTE program and is divided primarily into two main components: Framing: (Floor, Wall, Ceiling, Roof, Stair) and Exterior Finish. Prerequisite(s): Level 1 Construction Trades 

    Level 3 Construction Trades  - (91060) 2.0 Credits 
    This course is an advanced level course for career and technical students enrolled in the Construction Trades Program. Students will learn and practice skills in interior finishing, masonry, carpentry, electrical wiring, and plumbing to prepare for the state competency evaluation, known as NOCTI Prerequisite(s): Level 2 Construction Trades 

    For more information visit: http://www.wasd.org/Page/64 or contact

    Randy Williamson  
    Construction Trades Instructor
    Williamsport Area High School

    570-323-8411 ext. 69021


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