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CEFGA Seeks Industry Help with K12 Pipeline

The letter below was written by Zach Fields, the Director of School Relations at CEFGA, in regards to the new K12 Pipeline. As many are aware, our construction industry is facing a dire shortage of skilled workers coming into the trades. Our craftsmen are reaching retirement age and the lifetime of knowledge and skill that were once handed down from generation to generation are on the verge of vanishing with no one in the pipeline to carry them on. We have a problem with the very foundation of our industry. We are long overdue for properly investing in our workforce. We've go to fix the foundation. It is commonly noted that we have 1 worker entering the industry for every 4 that are leaving. Specifically, in Georgia, we are facing a shortfall of 60,000 craft workers by 2019. I assure you that is a conservative estimate that does not even take into account those nearing retirement. Where are our workers going to come from? They are all currently in one place. The public-school classroom. This i ...

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