The construction industry continues to serve as one of the largest employers in the U.S. with a projected sector employment growth rate of 11% between 2018 and 2028. It's an industry that will require a larger and more sophisticated workforce. Predictions are the number of women and minorities in the skilled trades will rise dramatically as the current workforce retires.
Our Work In Action
As the construction industry grows in Wisconsin, we're focused on addressing workforce challenges and opportunities for workers and the economy. We're investing in workforce development efforts and partnerships with industry leaders and agencies to build a skilled workforce pipeline to cover new work and a retiring workforce.
Trade Up Campaign
First launched in 2013, the Trade Up Campaign featured construction career pathways and apprenticeship information for high school students, parents and educators via posters. The project showcased different construction professions that offer high-growth, high-wage careers to encourage young workers to consider the trades as a viable and rewarding career pathway.