by Kathy Price-Robinson
Today's lack of skilled construction labor is like
miserable, wet weather — everyone's complaining,
but nobody's doing anything about
it. There's always the time-honored method of getting
into construction — arrange to be born into the
family of a craftsman or a general contractor. But
many of the hands-on training methods past generations
took for granted, such as union apprentice programs,
have gone the way of single-pane windows.
All this tends to make GCs and their subs wonder,
"Where will I find my workers in the future?"
One place to look is your local community college.
If the school has a vocational bent, you might be
lucky enough to