Working to align Oregon and Washington union building trades with the K-12 and post-secondary systems, CTE and STEM initiatives, and current investments of the workforce development system.
The Need for Apprenticeships
By 2020, America is projected to experience a shortfall of about 8 million workers, according to The Center for American Progress. Apprenticeship programs offer a solution for both businesses and potential employees to address this national concern.
By 2020, America is projected to experience a shortfall of 3 million workers with an associates degree or higher and 5 million workers with technical certificates and credentials. The Center for American Progress
Lack Technical Competency
Nearly half of U.S. employers report difficulty filling jobs because candidates lack technical competencies. Manpower Groups’s 2013 Talent Shortage Survey
IN THE US:
U.S. Department of Labor
IN AVERAGE STUDENT DEBT
The average amount a class of 2016 graduate has in student loan debt. Student Loan Hero