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Analysts predict more than 3 million skilled trade jobs will remain open by 2028 as the labor gap widens and generations of skilled trade workers retire. A recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders revealed that 69 percent of its members were already experiencing delays in completing projects on time due to a shortage of qualified workers.
Professional trades are an essential part of America’s future. If the existing skilled trade gap isn’t filled, businesses, homes and communities suffer. The good news: Exposing young people to trade education early and encouraging students to explore career options beyond four-year degree programs will help fill this gap.
Led by home improvement retailer Lowe’s, more than 60 organizations recently united to announce Generation T, a movement intended to help fill the skilled trade gap. Generation T is committed to rebuilding and changing public perceptions of the skilled trades in America.
WEBSITE: We Are Generation T
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