WASHINGTON, D.C. — To mark Construction Safety Week, Building Talent Foundation (BTF) and NextWave Safety Solutions Inc. have announced a partnership that will make safety training resources available to job seekers in the homebuilding trades.

The proprietary NextWave Learning Management System (LMS) incorporates virtual reality technology to provide an immersive learning experience. The partnership will enable BTF to build a library of training resources through its Education Partners on the JobsToBuild platform, helping job seekers advance their skills and career opportunities.

“Jobsite safety is a critical component to our mission of creating a sustainable workforce of skilled, well-trained, and happy employees in the home-building industry,” said Branka Minic, CEO of BTF. “NextWave’s LMS is a foundational piece of technology infrastructure that will enable BTF to provide access to structured training tracks to our candidates." 

The training will enable BTF candidates to learn about different opportunities in the homebuilding trades and build the necessary skills to compete for sought-after opportunities and advance their careers.

“We’re proud to be working with BTF to help them achieve their goal of expanding the homebuilding workforce,” said Lorenzo Gallo, founder and CEO of NextWave Safety. “By engaging with the LMS on the Jobs to Build platform, job-seekers can obtain critical safety skills and certifications, which makes them more attractive to employers.”

The in-kind donation from NextWave is valued at $200,000.

To learn more about the NextWave LMS and to explore available courses, visit jobstobuild.nextwavesafety.org/en/static/home.