Construction Regulators Focusing on Skills Gap
The construction industry skills gap is getting the attention of industry regulators. The National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies is currently holding their national conference in Idaho and convened a panel to align themselves with other industry stakeholders on growing the skilled workforce. In a panel moderated by Michael McDuff, the Executive Director of the Louisiana State Licensing Board of Contractors, Mike Glavin with the Associated Builders and Contractors, NCCER Vice President Steve Greene, Tim Johnson of the Central Gulf Industry Alliance and CB & I Vice President Andy Dupuy provided representatives from 42 state agencies with an overview of the projected workforce shortage in the commercial and industrial construction industry.
The licensing agency staff and board members attending the panel gained further knowledge to help them leverage their position in the construction industry and state government to promote efforts to grow the pipeline of workers into construction craft training programs and were given additional tools to advocate for industry-driven training.