The ongoing skills gap continues to present many interesting challenges for industries actively looking to fill skilled positions. A viable solution is to hire more women in trades where the skills gap has impacted the workforce the most: construction, welding, electrical, plumbing, and carpentry, to name a few. Women currently make up half of the U.S. workforce, but they only account for 8.9% of skilled trade jobs. While this solution may seem straightforward, it is not simply a matter of “hiring more women.” If we are to close the skills gap, we must change the perception of skilled trades in America and provide education and resources to all who are looking to enter a skilled trade.
At Nocti Business Solutions, we provide skills assessments and a variety of educational resources that help companies build stronger, more efficient workforces. While there are many, many reasons for women to pursue careers in the skilled trades, here are four areas we feel are particularly relevant for those looking to start a career in the skilled trades.
- Current Labor Shortage
- Affordable Education
- Well-Paying Careers
- Technology and Innovation
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