Posts Tagged ‘ trades ’

Construction Career Event Works to Bridge Labor Shortage Gap with Over 1000 Attendees

Jan 21st, 2020

An annual trade event in North Carolina sheds light on skilled labor shortages by encouraging students to consider careers in construction. Area organizations report that they saw positive responses in the event’s turnout, while hoping for a light at the end of the tunnel. Construction Career Day (CCD), a free two-day event designed to raise […]

Grassroots Trade Program Has Big Aspirations

Dec 3rd, 2019

As a shortage of skilled labor reinforces the need for early development through career and technical education, a Texas-based grassroots program is adding its contributions. Richard Laughlin, president and owner of Laughlin Home and Restoration, started Casa Über Alles, a program that aims to help worker deficits—including in door and window manufacturing and installation. The […]

Youth Trades Program Launched to Help with Labor Shortages

Sep 24th, 2019

The Home Depot Foundation announced today its partnership with the Home Builders Institute (HBI) in the launch of a youth trades training program designed to help fill the growing skilled labor gap. “After a successful year of rolling out our military trades training program with HBI, we’re excited to announce the expansion of our joint […]

Wallside Program Supports Next Generation of Skilled Trades Worker

Sep 20th, 2019

The need for skilled trades workers in Michigan has prompted Wallside Windows to start a training course for new entrants into the installation industry. Over the course of three days, the Wallside Windows Installer Certification Program allows students to experience a day in the life of an installer, learn about the roles available at each […]

Yay for Signing Day

Aug 22nd, 2019

It’s not often I would give a particular plug for a company but I just can’t help myself this time. So this will be a relatively short blog, but I just wanted to say kudos to MI Windows and Doors for hosting a recent “signing day,” and for participating in a local co-op program. You […]