Celebrating Construction Week 2017

Construction Week is more than just celebrating all of our successful projects. The purpose behind Construction Week is to make the community aware of the exciting, safe, and rewarding opportunities the construction industry has to offer. More importantly, this is an opportunity for those in the industry to reach out to and beyond our community in an effort to educate students, parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators on the benefits of working in the commercial construction industry. Some of these benefits may include higher pay and more job satisfaction. There are numerous career opportunities for students who want to enter the workforce immediately after high school and for those who want to attend a 2-year technical school or a 4-year college.

The shortage of workers in skilled trades is at an all-time high, and it will continue to increase in the coming years. “Many construction firms across the country are facing significant workforce shortages, especially within the largest segment of the workforce – hourly craft workers,” says Stephen E. Sandherr, CEO of the Associated General Contractors of America. “…That is why we need a new, state-by-state focus on recruiting the next generation of construction workers into the industry. Establishing a special week focused on the many benefits and rewards of working in construction will go a long way in helping bring new workers into high-paying construction careers.”

While construction week is a time to celebrate completed projects and those who contribute to the industry, it is even more important to increase public awareness throughout our community about the shortage of construction workers and the excellent opportunities available to those who may want to pursue a career in construction. Dedicating a week to the recruitment of tomorrow’s construction workers through education and inspiration helps bring the next generation of workers into the industry. For more information on Construction Week, please visit MBI Online.

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