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The Construction Industry Council is made up of area construction professionals and educators who work together to bring more students into the construction fields, producing the next generation of architects, craftspeople and skilled and semi-skilled tradespeople. There are not enough people going into the skilled trades to fill positions left vacant when employees leave. These jobs offer lucrative career opportunities for young people emerging into the current workforce. Addressing the heavy demand for skilled workers is a Chamber priority. Council meetings focus on topics relevant to construction industry professionals and on strategies to promote the industry to the emerging workforce.
For more information, please contact Rodessa Mitchell at (336) 728-9222.
To address the skilled workforce shortage, the Chamber’s Construction Industry Council, in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, hosts a two-day Construction Career Days event.
With about 1,200 students from Forsyth and surrounding counties in attendance, this event exposes high school students to the vast array of exciting opportunities and career paths available in the industry. Students learn about the latest equipment, tools, and industry innovations through interactive, hands-on activities, the operation of heavy equipment, and one-on-one conversations with skilled-trade professionals and educators.