Raising Money for Skilled Labor Fund


NKBA Insider Elle H-Millard recently competed and won a charity design competition as part of “What’s New, What’s Next” in New York City. The Top Designers Kitchen Challenge was held in the inHouse showroom at 200 Lex and hosted by the NKBA Manhattan Chapter. The $3,000 grand prize was donated by the NKBA to the Skilled Labor Fund which raises funds to address the shortage of skilled labor entering the residential construction market. The NKBA is part of a joint partnership of influential associations and organizations who support, oversee and continue to promote the growth and best practices of this vital industry.

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“It’s important to nurture the next generation of skilled professionals in construction and kitchen and bath remodeling,” said Millard. “The shortage of talent entering these fields is reaching a crisis point. Our industries must all pitch in with internships, mentorships, training, and to encourage people to consider careers in the skilled trades. There are hundreds of thousands of well-paying jobs just waiting to be filled by individuals with the right skill-sets.”

The NKBA will continue its support of the Skilled Labor Fund at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas, Feb. 19-21, 2019. For the third year, the NKBA is partnering with the This Old House Ventures’ Generation Next program for a fundraising event at the show. In addition, donations can also be made as part of this year’s KBIS registration process. To register for KBIS, click here or visit www.kbis.com.

Thank you to all of the partners and sponsors of the Top Designers Kitchen Challenge for helping to support this cause: Wood-Mode, NKBA’s Manhattan chapter, Sub-Zero/Wolf/Cove, HG Stones, ROHL, Häfele, TileBar, and Amerock.