For the past several months we’ve talked about—and lamented—the fact that the building industry is experiencing an acute shortage of skilled workers. In particular, young workers seem to be MIA these days—or so we thought. One program working to fill the void is SkillsUSA—a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to develop a skilled workforce for the building trades. SkillsUSA focuses on helping students excel by providing educational programs, events, and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms.
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