Train. Teach. Inspire.

Reaching Out to the Next Generation of Skilled Workers

IMG_3755 - croppedAs a human resources professional, recruitment is a very large part of my every day responsibilities.

The reality that recruiters are facing in the construction industry is a shortage of skilled workers to fill our ever-growing vacant positions, however. A national survey of construction firms found 76 percent are having problems finding qualified workers amid growing labor shortages in the industry.

Faith Technologies is taking a more proactive approach in jumping this industry hurdle through creative recruitment strategies. As our company moves forward with our 2015 recruitment efforts, we are setting out to train, teach, and inspire.

Educating the next generation on their career options in the construction industry is vital to our success in clearing the shortages hurtle. Our staff is actively reaching out to schools within our communities through online forums, presentations, mentoring, and job shadowing experiences. Our classroom presentations offer a broad look at the career opportunities in the construction industry from field, management, engineering, preconstruction, and beyond. Our goal is to help students understand what opportunities are out there, and what steps they need to take to start on their selected career path.

Faith Technologies is not in this alone. In the last year, we have seen a shift in our school systems, as well. Educators, counselors, and other promoters are recognizing the need for tradespersons, and instead of pushing a four year college as a solution for everyone, they are advocating apprenticeships or other alternatives for the more mechanically-inclined students. Our internal job shadow and internship programs give students an opportunity for some hands on experience coupled with one-on-one time alongside industry professionals.

There is nothing quite like seeing a student’s eyes light up after a presentation; watching them make a connection with what we do. The rest is easy then! Students and other recruiters can fill out an online application on our company website’s career page. If you know someone who sounds like a perfect fit for Faith Technologies, please help us train, teach, and inspire!