Understanding our Workforce
February 4, 2020
It’s no surprise to people in the trades that there is a shortage of workers. Workforce shortages have been plaguing the trades for over a decade. While the… Continue readingContinue Reading
As schools focused on a college for everyone mentality that drove students to four-year colleges, careers where you could learn the skills you need on-the-job, were viewed as less prestigious, less lucrative and just plain less.
A study done by Ridged in 2010, found students don’t even know these careers exist. The study found that only 6% of students were interested in these careers. However, once students were given information about these careers, the interest level increased dramatically.
At Desk Free Nation we want to address the barriers that keep students from finding careers in the trades. To do this, we are approaching this in several different ways.
PHCE businesses are not performing to capacity!
The number one reason?
Lack of a competent and skilled workforce