One of the greatest needs in today’s construction industry is for qualified workers. Across all sectors of the business from engineers to foremen and craft workers, the workforce is aging and there seem to be few young workers ready to take their place. During a roundtable at the ASCC Construction Executive Leadership Conference in July, the discussion focused on changing the perception of construction for young people to, as AGC states on its web page, “show them the exciting world of construction before we are discarded as a career choice.”

The Construction Users Roundtable is taking this seriously by hosting an event on September 10 to explore ways to find and develop new leaders. We need more success stories, like those we reviewed in our America’s Concrete Contractors, to show that construction is both exciting and financially rewarding.

What are you doing to develop new talent for our industry?