‘We don’t have enough good labor force’: homebuilder founder

CONTACT USMay 31, 2020 by Pamela MitchellVia Yahoo! Finance Cindy Stumpo made her mark in a male dominated industry as the founder of C Stumpo Development, a custom homebuilder located in Newton, Massachusetts. Her company has been busy even during this time of economic uncertainty and record low unemployment. “We’ve been jammed. We’ve been busy. […]

Today’s In-Demand Skills for Tomorrow’s Manufacturing Jobs

CONTACT USMarch 11, 2019 by Ian ConawayVia MECCO.com Does reading news about the “manufacturing skills gap” keep you up at night? Whether you’re looking to hire manufacturing workers, get hired yourself, or hold onto your current job, it’s true that massive changes in the industry are already affecting the in-demand manufacturing job skills. From automation […]

The U.S. Furniture Industry Is Back—but There Aren’t Enough Workers

CONTACT US By Ruth SimonVia wsj.com Companies expanding American production due to consumer preferences and tariffs are finding a dearth of skilled workers HICKORY, N.C—Here’s the good news: There are now more reasons to make furniture in the U.S. than at any point since the financial crisis. Crate & Barrel and Williams-Sonoma Inc. are expanding […]

Going Big At The Demo Expo

CONTACT US Tom Pfister 9/20/2019Via Forbes.com   Big. Thirty acres big. The International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition is charged up and powered on for October 1 – 3, 2019, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. Equipped with test drives and hands-on product demonstrations, the biennial event is naturally branded the Demo Expo. Billed […]

‘Career Skills Event’ at ICUEE 2019 Connects Students to Industry Jobs

‘Career Skills Event’ at ICUEE 2019 Connects Students to Industry Jobs AEM and Bridging America’s Gap Partner to Showcase Career Opportunities MILWAUKEE and LOUISVILLE, Ky. (August 27, 2019)   Over the next few years, 20 million skilled employees will retire. To help address worker shortages, ICUEE 2019-The Demo Expo will host a special careers day […]

4 Reasons Young People Should Consider A Career In The Trades

4 Reasons Young People Should Consider A Career In The Trades via MEDIAPLANET One of the best ways into the trades is apprenticeship training, which offers advanced technical skills by combining on-the-job experience with intensive technical instruction leading to certification. Today’s youth tell the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) they are open to skilled trades careers […]

Why This Professional Carpenter Is Educating Young Women On Careers In The Trades

Why This Professional Carpenter Is Educating Young Women On Careers In The Trades via FORBES.COMby Cheryl Robinson Nolee Anderson, founder of Joist and a professional carpenter, is dedicated to educating young women of the various career paths available to them through a skilled trade. Joist was created to offer young girls and women the exposure, […]

Four Reasons Why Teens Should Learn a Trade

Four Reasons Why Teens Should Learn a Trade via grown & flown In recent decades there has been a strong push in American education to prepare all high school students for college. Whether the intention has been to marginalize career and technical training or whether CTE classes have merely been collateral damage in the fight […]

How to Become a Skilled Tradesperson

How to Become a Skilled Tradesperson The trades are hiring! The most important requirement? Wanting a career. via popular mechanicsby Roy Berendsohn Want a job? The demand for most trades is strong and getting stronger. The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts healthy growth in the neighborhood of 8 to 9 percent over the next decade. […]

Golden Rules of Goal Setting

Golden Rules of Goal Setting Five Rules to Set Yourself Up for Success via mindtools Have you thought about what you want to be doing in five years’ time? Are you clear about what your main objective at work is at the moment? Do you know what you want to have achieved by the end […]