A booming economy, expanding jobs in construction and industry, a high rate of retiring workers, and a low rate of new people coming into the industry is a recipe for disaster. It’s a problem every company serving construction, manufacturing, heavy industry, logistics and related fields knows all too well.
According to Steve Greene, Vice President of NCCER, for every new job produced in the United States, the work will require 1 employee with an advanced degree, such as a Masters or Doctorate, 2 employees with a college degree, and 7 people with technical degrees, apprenticeship, or craft training certificate. Meanwhile skilled craft professionals earn salaries upwards of $50,000, even as much as six figures.
Telling young people and their parents about the opportunities for rewarding careers in construction and related fields, is something we’re passionate about. These are just a few of the initiatives in which we are directly involved.
Want to learn more about the skills needed and careers available in construction, equipment operation, and the skilled trades? The following organizations and resources provide insight into the skilled labor gap, projections for the future, and resources for getting students interested in careers in the skilled trades.
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