www.Build-Oregon.com, is a website launched by AGC to provide information to young people interested in careers in the construction industry. Anyone interested in construction, including students, educators, parents, and individuals interested in a career change, can find out about opportunities out in the field and in the office environment. The site contains information such as job descriptions, Oregon salary information, statewide educational opportunities, training programs, and upcoming career events and are now in one easy to find location.
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Construction Industry Facing Workforce Shortage
The construction industry in Oregon and SW Washington is feeling the effects of a shrinking pool of available workers. The number of construction projects is steadily increasing, yet qualified workers are getting more difficult to find…and it will only get worse. The average age of construction workers is increasing, and the number of workers that will be needed in the next decade far outpaces the number of workers currently making their way through apprentice and trades programs. Added to that fact is that career and technical education programs in schools have nearly disappeared and students are being pushed to the college track, making the shortage of future workers even more daunting.
For more information, contact Colette Evers, 503-685-8328 or 800-826-6610.