Press on Skills Gap

AGC of America Releases 2016 Workforce Survey Results

On Wednesday, August 31, 2016, AGC Georgia CEO, Mike Dunham, and AGC of America CEO, Steve Sandherr, presented both local and national statistics on workforce needs to media representing three metro-Atlanta television stations and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A portion of their message included: Two-thirds of construction firms report they are having a hard time filling hourly craft positions that represent the bulk of the construction workforce, according to the results of an industry-wide survey released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said that many firms are changing the way they pay and operate to cope but warned that labor shortages could undermine broader economic growth and called for new workforce measures to improve the pipeline for recruiting and training new craft workers.

Mike Rowe Champions Skilled Trades

Mike Rowe, former 'Dirty Jobs' host, visited with Tucker Carlson on Fox News on March 1, 2017 to discuss the skills gap in America and the testimony he gave earlier in the day on Capitol Hill.

Parents want a better life for their children and often times correlate that with pushing them to attend a traditional four year college/university. However, not every child will flourish in this academic environment and there is nothing wrong with that! Different people have different strengths.

Statistics show that 75% of the 5.6 million jobs available today do not require a traditional four year degree

Why do we need to bring vocational training back to schools?

Forbes shares how we have removed vocational training from schools to encourage students to obtain a high-level, four-year degree. Are we hurting the US economy by not showing students all the career opportunities available to them?
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