Around the country, more local and state leaders are starting to understand that there has to be a proactive approach to dealing with the impending labor shortfall. The shortage is already starting to hit some builders and other businesses in Texas, and it will only get worse if current trends hold.
In Georgia, they’ve started a program to address this called “Go Build Georgia”. It includes big-time promotion from big-name talent: Mike Rowe of Mike Rowe Works and Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs”. State and industry leaders are working together with educators to try to get kids excited about the idea of a career in the skilled trades.
Governor Nathan Deal’s office put together some statistics that are truly alarming, including: Read more » about Is “Go Build Georgia” a Model for the Nation?