To Merit Shop Construction Companies – ABC helps find future construction workers, Training for Increased Productivity
RE: Finding Competent and Qualified Workers Now
Making Current workers more productive
Building a pipeline of Future Workers
Even if you are not a current Ohio Valley ABC member, if you need workers now, are concerned about finding future workers, or would like your current workers to be more productive, be aware that we can help. Call me today to discuss how. Read on for more details.
A few years ago, other merit shop construction companies like yours (on the Ohio Valley ABC board of directors) began to dedicate ABC resources into outreach and workforce development. They saw a bleak future for finding construction workers and pledged resources to do something about it. Today, Ohio Valley ABC has extensive relationships that stretch from middle school through adult education and into social service organization programs from N.KY through all of Ohio.
Every month, our www.ovcef.org – Find a Career in Construction portal brings us leads on individuals interested in working for companies like yours. Our CORE Pre-Apprenticeship programs will churn out 60-80 people with OSHA 10, Hand tools, Construction Math and Drawings, Rigging Certificates as well as hands on lab and on-site job experiences. These are “ready to hire” individuals.
Later this year, our Craft Leadership program will be available to help grow your current craft workers in foreman or project managers. Also in the fall, our apprenticeship year begins. We have a 21st century training model that helps employees better understand their trade and improves productivity in the field for both apprentices and journeymen. A small investment yields large returns. Would you pay your guys $1/hr more if they were 20% more productive?
In October, volunteers from companies like yours will be visiting classrooms all around our region, talking to young people about careers in construction. We are “planting seeds” and will eventually harvest some of these young people as our future workers.
If you need help finding workers, want to expand/improve your employee productivity or just want to grow your business and make more money, email or call me today. 1-800-686-6440.
Author - John Morris, President