Chapter Corner

Tim Johnson

Four Elements of Workforce Development

Over the next five years, and particularly along the U.S. Gulf Coast, the demand for skilled industrial construction craft professionals is expected to exceed the current supply by a significant margin. In states like Louisiana, major public-private partnerships have been created to determine the extent of the demand/supply deficit and develop programs to address career awareness and recruiting, training capacity, craft professional retention, and training program delivery. Industrial construction associations and individual contractors are engaged in the Louisiana efforts and similar efforts across the United States.