Through our YBA WorkforceNOW® initiative introduced in 2018, we actively work to be more involved in our community and help increase public awareness of the opportunities available in skilled trades professions. By hosting Construction Career Days events and providing local, state & national resources and opportunities for internships, apprenticeships, on-the-job training and more at yorkbuilders.com/workforcenow/ we aim to promote careers in construction and create meaningful connections between our industry partners, educators, students and parents.
With shortages of craft professionals across the country, it remains more important than ever to continue promoting careers in the skilled trades to young people who may not otherwise consider construction as a career choice. This is why YBA members have been stepping up to share their personal stories about their journey to the skilled trades and advice for young people considering their future career path.
Meet them here:
Ted Ventre, Hively Landscapes
Mitchell Nye, Abel Construction Company
Michael Landis, Landis Custom Cabinetry & Woodworking LLC
Betsy Rosengrant-Stein, K.D. Rosengrant Building & Remodeling
Tori Wells, Brown’s Glass
Harriet Gray, Gray Concrete Construction LLC
Lora Deller, Red Oak Remodeling
Mike Trump, Trump Lawn and Land Company
If you’d like to share your story or get involved in the YBA WorkforceNOW initiative, contact Melissa Longenberger at [email protected].