Welcoming Millennials into the Construction Industry (Part 2)
Currently in the State of Florida, there is a demand for over 470,000 craft labor professionals. As Miami construction attorneys and professionals in the construction industry, we are aware of the potential pitfalls of a labor shortage that significant. Worksite accidents and excessive citations will significantly increase in numbers if we fail to fix this growing problem.
In the first section of our article, we focused on the dire need for young professionals in the construction industry and ways we can recruit millennials into a career in construction. In this section, we will focus on how we can provide these young minds with that necessary education to become the next generation of skilled professionals. In the final section, we will focus on several of the strengths of the millennial generation and how they can benefit the future of the industry.
Provide the Right Educational Placement
Many millennials are often accused of valuing their education over old-fashioned, hard work and one of the most prominent reasons for the labor shortage in the construction industry is that young professionals prefer the four-year college route to an apprenticeship. As we stated in the last section, the first step is recruiting the right young men and women that have tried that studious path and decided it was not for them. The second step is placing these individuals into an educational training program that can best utilize their unique talents. The final step is to make certain that these programs properly train these young men and women and then place them on the right career path in the industry.
Providing the Right Educational Training
Established by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) association, affiliate training programs like the National Center for Construction Education and Research offer aspiring young professionals in the construction industry the opportunity to pursue craft training programs and apprenticeships in 20 or more different construction crafts. Students can complete the programs in as little as six months or focus on an industry, like the mechanical contracting sector, and be certified in four years. These programs are designed to tailor these young minds with a professional career in the construction industry that utilizes each student’s personality, skillset, and lifestyle.
With the right educational placement and training, young men and women with a specialized skillset can immediately enter the workforce. As Miami construction attorneys, we want to see the construction industry continue to flourish for future generations.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.