Building Skilled Trades Talent for Today’s Demands

Julie Parks-Director, Workforce Training and Mary Hofstra-Sr. Program Manager, Manufacturing-Grand Rapids Community College
In the current labor market, chances are you’re experiencing difficulty finding qualified skilled tradespeople to fill your positions. And you’re not alone. According to Manpower’s Hardest Jobs to Fill survey, employers in six of the world’s ten largest economies ranked skilled trades as the top one or two hiring challenge. This stems from several issues, including increasing retirement of blue-collar workers without adequate replacements, technical training that is not keeping up with businesses’ needs, and the next generation of workers’ lack of interest in skilled trades professions.

Despite these challenges, there are great opportunities on the horizon as numerous industries project job growth within skilled trades occupations, indicating a stronger economy fueling more business activity. The critical question: How can businesses ensure they have the qualified skilled trades talent necessary to keep up with increasing demand and take advantage of new opportunity?

Join us for “Building Skilled Trades Talent for Today’s Demands,” where we’ll share valuable tips on expanding the skilled trades talent pool through training and recruiting strategies that better meet the needs of business After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

•Identify key trends in skilled trades today
•Integrate new training/education models to meet the needs of your industry
•Implement recruitment strategies to generate more interest in skill trades opportunities

This webinar qualifies for 1 HRCI credit
Jun 21 2012
60 mins
Building Skilled Trades Talent for Today’s Demands
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