April 11, 2019
As Houston’s construction industry continues to grow it will face workforce shortages. Over the next four years, industrial construction anticipates a need of at least 10,000 craft workers above the projected supply (net of attrition).
But if you ask students what they want to be when they grow up, it’s unlikely you’ll hear careers related to construction despite construction being an industry full of well-paid and dynamic occupations that offer a wealth of opportunities for growth and advancement. Several leading construction companies are working to inspire a new generation to become craft professionals in order to meet the coming need and to close the gap of finding qualified professionals when and where they need them.
Article originally published by Build Houston, April 2019