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Think Small

January 19, 2016 Trade employers are mostly small businesses If you become a skilled trade worker the odds are great that you will end up working for a small company. The latest Census of Construction Industries shows that the average construction company has fewer...

Reauthorize Perkins CTE

January 8, 2016 From PerkinsCTE.files.wordpress.com Dear Member of Congress, We, the undersigned businesses and organizations, urge you to move forward with reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins). Employers are reporting a...

How To Find Great Trade Workers

January 5, 2016 Part 3 of tips for employers This article continues a review of best practices for recruiting, hiring and retaining top-notch trade workers. Don’t over-value experience. As a grizzled veteran with more than four decades of experience in my chosen...