Drawing Young People to the Skilled Trades

Phrases like “skilled labor shortage” and “skilled worker deficit” cause anxiety and dread for construction trade business owners and operators.

Finding skilled workers, or workers willing to acquire skills, plagues the construction trades industry. The trades industry consists of manufacturers, tradespeople, business owners, suppliers, trades organizations and unions. Every facet of this industry feels the pains of the skilled labor shortage. Tradespeople are retiring at a far greater rate than apprentices are replacing them, leaving the industry to ponder, “How do we get young people to fill these skilled labor jobs?”

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Past Blogs

US Boiler Report – 2014 – “The State of the Trades”

SA2020 – 2013 – “A Passion for Plumbing”

SA2020 – 2015 – “Sustainability & Your Water Heater – What you Need to Know”

SA2020 – 2014 – “Trade Workers Needed”

SA2020 – 2014 – “Water Restrictions – What’s My Stage Again?”

SA2020 – 2014 – “Resolution: Use Less Energy and Conserve Water”

Mechanical Hub – 2015 – A call to action: Recruitment of skilled young people to the trades

Mechanical Hub – 2014 – 5 Myths About the Skilled Trades BUSTED

Mechanical Hub – 2014 – 7 Skills of a Successful Contractor

Mechanical Hub – 2014 – Avoiding Contractor Complaints

Mechanical Hub – 2014 – 7 Reasons It’s Cool to be a Contractor

Mechanical Hub – 2014 – Falling/Rising Temps Concern for Pipes

Mechanical Hub – 2014 – Women and Pregnancy in the Workplace