Shortage of skilled workers in the United States
Did you know that only 6% of students consider a career in the trades?
An Alarming Shortage
The top 3 jobs worldwide that employers have difficulty filling are:
- Skilled Trades Workers
36% of all employers have reported difficulties filling jobs and 54% of those employers experience a medium-to-high impact on their ability to meet the needs of clients.
Is college right for everyone?
66% of high school students enroll in higher education, but only 35% of future jobs will require a 4-year degree.
Meanwhile, here’s what will be happening to jobs in the trade industry.
- 20% job growth in the PHCE industry is expected in the next 10 years
- Many people in the trades right now are getting ready to retire. 58 is the average age of electricians in Boston.
- There will be a 60% turnover in trades employees over the next 10 years—not because there’s a problem with these jobs. It’s because they’re such good jobs that the people in them now have held on to them until retirement age.