Items Tagged with 'skilled trades'

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Are jobs in skilled/professional trades attractive enough?

September 8, 2017
Conventional wisdom is one of the main culprits in the so-called skill shortage is that all Michigan kids are being pushed to get a four-year degree. Read More

USDOL data shows four-year degrees are where the money is

July 14, 2017
We hear a lot about the abundance of good-paying jobs that don’t require a four-year degree. Read More

Skilled labor and the construction industry

February 2, 2017
For the past few years, America has been going through a shortage as it relates to skilled trades. There are not enough workers to move our economy forward, despite demand for this type of work growing. Read More

A business community of inclusion requires ‘doers’

May 20, 2016
Grand Rapids Business Journal’s reporting on the shortage of workers has been persistent, especially this year, and crosses many industry sectors including IT, computer programming and data management, varied construction skill areas and retailers, particularly in the food industry. Read More