The Trades are in great demand in Ohio. Who will train this new workforce?

The Trades are in great demand in Ohio. Who will train this new workforce?

State Rep. Mark Romanchuk of Ohio's 2nd District discusses his proposed legislation of a trade apprenticeship program in high schools and career centers with the same style benefits that the college credit plus program has provided over the years. He argues that not every high school student needs to go to college and amass debt, but rather enter the workforce with skilled training in construction and in the area of skilled trades that provide good-paying jobs. Ohio has great demand currently for construction workers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, welders, machinists, and heavy equipment operators. Ohio is currently facing a wave of retirements in these career fields, and industry is in desperate need of skilled workers. Rep. Romanchuk says his bill will encourage the trades beginning in high schools. It will be a partnership of business and local high schools working together to train tomorrow's workforce. 

Part 2 - Bryan Williams, Director of Associated Builders and Contractors, compliments Rep. Romanchuk's effort and spells out the details with data and statistics of what is happening with Ohio's workforce and what is needed to turn it around, equipping Ohio's young people with the skills and trades for their future.  

 

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