Posts Tagged ‘ trade school ’

As Employment Climbs Back, Study Shows Trade Schools Neck in Neck With Colleges

Oct 26th, 2020

After spiking at nearly 15% in the early parts of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. unemployment settled to around 8% in September, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). As employees return to the workplace, notable job gains occurred in recent weeks across leisure and hospitality, retail trade, health care and social assistance. But […]

Challenges Combine Around Labor Shortage and Trade School Perceptions

Jun 14th, 2019

Labor shortage, decline in workforce, trade skills gap—use whatever term you’d like, but they all amount to the same set of challenges for home building and remodeling companies. Some blame the Great Recession for thinning out workers, while others think a lack of emphasis on trades during schooling has left them without a viable workforce. […]

Skilled Trades: The Route for Ending a Drought

May 7th, 2019

It’s almost graduation day. Another class of high school graduates is weeks away from finishing their studies and preparing to either enter the workforce, or go off to college. With both the new construction and remodeling industries sorely in need of skilled tradesman, what portion of this graduating class can we expect to make their […]