The state of Oregon is trying to attract workers to the construction sector and have created an advertising campaign to do just that.
Associated General group of contractors are trying to reshape their industry and get new, younger workers into the profession.
Todd Hess, president of Todd Hess Building Co. and AGC chapter president says, “Construction has a solution for a slice of that population. … We’re looking for young people that love tangible rewards at the end of the day.”
The construction industry in Oregon is facing a shortage of skilled labor with half of its workforce expected to retire in the next 10 years. They are looking for young people who want to pursue construction as a career.
Here are options for construction training in vocational programs in Oregon:
Blue Mountain Community College
Central Oregon Community College
Chemeketa Community College
Clackamas Community College
Clatsop Community College
Lane Community College
Linn-benton Community College
Mt Hood Community College
Portland Community College
Rogue Community College
Southwestern Oregon Community College
Treasure Valley Community College
Umpqua Community College