Beyond serving our clients to the best of our ability, Benjamin Andrew Construction also has a passion for passing the torch to the next generation. This company is built on a foundation of Ben's father and grandfather -- three generations of men who worked hard in their trades.
Those in the industry know there is labor shortage in construction. This shortage is compounded by the fact that young people, our next generation of workers, are routinely not given the tools or training to make informed decisions about a career as a plumber, electrician, framer, or painter, and they are opting out.
Ben has built a team of craftsman and carpenters who have experience and practice their trade well, but he also encourages young workers who want to learn. The BAC team also participates in the ongoing educational opportunities in our NARI community to make sure our company stays abreast of the next generation of advances in construction.
Much like remodeling itself, a good balance of appreciation for old and new in construction is essential. Old adds character and experience, and new adds longevity and rejuvenation.
For anyone interested in following a career in the trades, there are a few ways to get started. Many trade crews hire unskilled, ready to learn workers for on the job training. There are also several tech schools in the greater Atlanta area offering a variety of degrees, certificates and diplomas in construction. Gwinnett Tech offers programs for commercial and residential construction management, as well as drafting and engineering tech courses. For those who are interested in pursuing a four year degree, Southern Poly Tech, now part of Kennesaw State, offers a B.S. in Construction Engineering.
Here's to our next generation of re-modelers -- and the pros that show them how its done!
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Washington Post article about labor shortage and young workers