Article: Increasing Need for Industry Employees and Qualified Workers

Lack of shop classes and an aging population is contributing to a downfall of qualified workers in the construction industry.  New home construction and improvement are surging, thanks to the lack of inventory in a red-hot housing market and more people working from home. In an industry already short on workers before the pandemic, construction businesses will need to hire 430,000 workers this year and 1 million more over the next two years in order to keep up, according to Associated Builders and Contractors.

 CLICK to read the 6/8/2021 article by Vanessa Yurkevich, CNN Business.

WCCA Education Committee is committed to developing the future workforce and providing opportunities for the industry including Pathways to Construction brochures for students, scholarships for Construction Management, and events including the Western Colorado Construction Career Days.   Call 970-245-1384 to see how to be more involved in WCCA member efforts.

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