Date: 30 June 2023
NGA's Andrew Haring recently attended Camp NAWIC, an event sponsored by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), and hosted by Associated General Contractors of America, to mentor girls in grades 8-12 interested in learning more about the construction industry. For the first time in 2023, event organizers included glass into the program, pitched and hosted by Kristie Rehberger, General Manager of A Glasco (NGA Member) and Founding Member and President of California Glass Association. The event furthers NGA's goal to encourage more young people to choose a career in skilled trades by providing hands-on experience and training that exposes them to promising career paths in construction.
Important facts that highlight the importance of workforce development events:
- Women numbered 10.9 percent of the entire U.S. construction workforce in 2022. – U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Over the next 10 years, one-third of skilled trades pros will retire at a faster rate than younger workers enter the field to replace them, leaving more than 3 million skilled trade jobs unfilled by 2028.
- 53 percent of Glass Magazine Top Glazier Report respondents said they had more difficulty finding workers than the previous year.
Andrew Haring posted a recap and video highlight of the event on his LinkedIn page.
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND RAPS