Construction Skill Shortages Growing in Florida

0 February 26, 2015  The Skills Gap

A recent article on the Florida construction economy highlights the concerns that local industry leaders have about the availability of skilled craft professionals.  Not only are Florida contractors feeling the ripple effect from the petrochemical construction markets in other states, surging growth in local markets is expected to create additional demands for skilled craft labor.  ABC […]


Career and Technical Diploma Enacted in Florida

0 October 25, 2013  Workforce Issues

A new law was signed in by Florida Governor Rick Scott to create two diplomas tracks for students interested in either a four-year college or a career and technical pathways.  By signing Senate Bill 1076, Governor Scott has empowered students on a career-focused pathway to achieve the skills necessary to compete for jobs in high-demand […]


Construction User Group Focuses on Skills Gap

0 September 18, 2013  featured, The Skills Gap

  Workforce shortages are weighing heavily on the minds of construction owners as they prepare for rapid expansions in infrastructure, petrochemical and energy projects in many parts of the country. To address these issues, the Construction User’s Roundtable held a Skilled Workforce Summit last week in conjunction with their Fall Meeting in Naples, Florida. One […]


Training Tuesday Link Roundup

0 September 11, 2013  Careers in Construction, Construction Training, On The Job, The Skills Gap, Workforce Issues

Visit us every Tuesday to jump start your week with skills training news from around the web. 1.  Thank These Workers – Miami Herald 2.  Local schools addressing the skills gap with hands-on programs – The Widsor Star 3.  The Truth About Career And Technical Education – TeachThought.com 4.  Vincennes University Offers Program to Teens to Jump-Start College Career […]