05/25/2017

Governor’s High Demand Career Initiative (HDCI) Addresses Workforce Challenges in Construction with the Launch of a New Task Force

This week, the Governor’s High Demand Career Initiative (HDCI) launched its fifth industry-specific task force with more than 70 employers, educators and industry leaders that work to support a strong workforce for Georgia’s construction industry.

Topics discussed during this inaugural task force meeting included:

  • aging workforce
  • soft skills
  • work-based learning opportunities
  • improved perception and better awareness of the industry
  • increased partnership with educators and industry
  • benefit of communication and inter-connectivity with partners

Members of what is now the largest HDCI task force broke off into small groups to discuss workforce challenges and develop a list of goals that this group will set out to achieve, all with the objective of improving the image and attraction of skilled workers to the construction industry.

We have a tremendous opportunity to bolster the construction industry by finding solutions to our workforce challenges. 

Mike Dunham, CEO, Association of General Contractors

The HDCI Construction Task Force will meet again on June 20, 2017.

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