In Focus: Today’s Investments Inspiring Tomorrow’s Skilled Workforce Leaders
1 Jun 2023
The skilled trades are at a pivotal moment in time. More than a decade of understaffing issues remain unresolved as the Great Retirement looms, and current economic uncertainty is shifting budget priorities away from workforce development at many organizations. As for the next decade, the U.S. Bureau of Labor (BLS) is expecting about 10,000 job openings each year for electrical and electronics installers and repairers.
With job openings within the skilled trades increasing and the qualified hiring pool projected to shrink, the impacts of this gap won’t stop at project development. Organizations across various industries rely on building technology professionals for critical infrastructure maintenance to keep their systems operating optimally for a safe and comfortable environment.