Recruit, train and retain talent in a high demand sector

The construction industry in Florida has a critical shortage of workers in the skilled trades.  Therefore, CareerEdge has begun an employer partnership in this sector working with industry associations like the Gulf Coast Builders Exchange, as well as with local employers in Plumbing, Electrical, and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC).

Our objective is to discover ways to better recruit, train and retain talent in this high demand sector which offers family sustaining wages.  Our focus is on marketing these trades, partnering with local technical colleges to fund certifications programs and to offer employer reimbursement for hiring interns.  CareerEdge is also linking this effort to its Young Adult strategy to help 18-25 year olds earn an industry-recognized credential in a career laddering occupation.