How To Address The Skilled Worker Shortage In Iowa

There’s a new phrase that’s being tossed around quite a bit by politicians, business executives and community leaders – everyone is talking about a “skilled worker shortage.”

In Iowa alone, more than 100,000 craft professionals will be needed by 2021. Baby Boomers have led successful careers in the industry and are beginning to look toward retirement. At the same time, schools have cut back on their industrial technology classes and many high school students today are not exposed to what a future in the trades looks like for them. 

Associated Builders and Contractors of Iowa (ABC) is working to correct this problem.  Join Jeff LIVE as he discusses solutions to the issue with Ginny Shindelar of ABC.  Click below to listen.


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