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Restoring the Dignity of Work: Transforming the U.S. Workforce Development System into a World Leader

Construction Users Roundtable
Construction Industry Institute

Even with dramatic increases in infrastructure funding and
stronger development of innovations, we as a nation no
longer have the skilled construction workforce necessary to
build the physical and technical infrastructure required for
future generations. Over the past three decades, we have
seen a shortage of skilled construction craft professionals
emerge3,4,5,6. The skills shortage has worsened to the point
that it is not only hard to find qualified craft professionals,
but the shortage is affecting projects’ schedules, costs
and safety.

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PA Workforce Development Association