HIGH SCHOOL GRADS CONSIDER SKILLED TRADE CAREERS
It’s no secret that high school students have not been encouraged to explore essential jobs in home services – like hvac, plumbing, and electrical service and repair trades. Hard to understand when you consider individual skills and the 6-figure incomes trade careers offer.
No homeowner wants to go without heating & air conditioning, plumbing or electricity. Yet, parents are not exactly thrilled when children choose a career path in the trades, trade schools and construction jobs. Phrases like ‘skilled labor shortage’ and ‘high paying jobs in the trades’ fall on deaf ears.
How can it be possible that COLLEGE GRADUATION RATES and UNFILLED JOB OPENINGS are BOTH at RECORD BREAKING HIGHS?
Put simply, employers cannot find applicants with the necessary skills for today’s workplace.
This skills gap is getting worse. The missing skills? Technical certifications ~ like those needed to enter HVAC, electrical and plumbing careers ~ and soft skills like customer service, communications, sales or career readiness training. Teamwork, collaboration, critical thinking, professionalism, and work ethic are all soft skills that employers want to find in new hires today. Even good written and oral communication and social responsibility skills are missing.
Highly skilled workers who are career ready are getting harder and harder to find. This growing shortage of skilled labor in the U.S. compounded by a global pandemic, has left traditional training programs unable to meet industry demand for skilled workers.
The BLUE COLLAR RECRUITER is READY and WORKING to FILL THE GAP, by connecting service business owners with qualified applicants who are trained on the technical and soft skills required to be successful.