Kim Waseca-Love is the Education, Training and Apprenticeship Director for the Spokane Home Builders Association. In her capacity as an Apprenticeship Training Director, Kim is responsible for overseeing both apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs offered through the HBA, including a pre-apprenticeship program with the Washington State Department of Corrections. She directs the recruitment, selection, hiring, training, and orientation of all apprentices, managerial and support staff, and oversees the development of all training curricula.
Kim has more than 20 years of experience educating and training adults and youth, is a passionate believer in lifelong learning and continuing education, and strives to make education something that helps people lead successful, happy, and productive lives. She actively promotes the advantages of apprenticeship through youth outreach organizations, high schools, community organizations, branches of the military and to contractor members of the HBA. Kim finds this mission challenging and uplifting and is motivated by the accomplishments of current and former student successes.
She currently serves as a key committee member for both the Construction Career Day and Pizza, Pop and Power Tools programs held annually in Spokane. These programs provide middle and high school students with hands-on experience, through an interactive approach, into the numerous career opportunities available to them within the construction, manufacturing, and aerospace industries. She was also extremely instrumental in the development and creation of a similar program, Hard Hats, Hammers and Hot Dogs, offered through Kootenai Technical Education Campus in Rathdrum, Idaho.