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Goals for the
Construction Workforce Center
Provide an avenue of success for students and adults gifted with an aptitude for construction careers.
Improve the quality and quantity of the regional construction workforce.
Create better awareness of career paths and opportunities in construction.
Enhance the perception of construction careers across the region.
Create more diversity and inclusion among the construction workforce and in business ownership.
Showcase and encourage technology and innovation in the construction industry.
The Construction Industry’s Needs
The average age of a construction tradesman is approximately 49, and for every person being trained in construction trades, five people are retiring. Nationally, the industry will need 3 million construction workers by 2028.
Centralized hub of information to better navigate training opportunities and job connections
Training space for construction programs and other post-secondary workforce training space
Work-based learning opportunities for high school students
Construction certification programs and consistent curriculum for high school students across region
Better connectivity between industry and candidates
More exposure to innovation and new technology to create better efficiencies to meet workforce deficiencies
Careers in construction trades can be lucrative and rewarding! Below are average national salaries for craftspeople
based on a survey from the National Center for Construction Education and Research.*
|Heavy Equipment Operator||$60,828|
|Sheet Metal Worker||$58,160|