The Importance of Workforce Development: Overcoming the Skilled Trades Gap

The skilled trades are essential in building and maintaining the infrastructures on which communities, cities, states, and the country run. The skilled labor shortage has impacts…


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Exploring Career Pathways: What Are My Options?

What’s next? It’s a question we all ask ourselves, but in recent decades, the career pathway for high school students was somewhat of a one-way street. College. The mantra…


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Where Did Shop Class Go?

You may still have some trades-oriented classes at school, but opportunities to learn about and practice the skilled trades are fewer and farther between than they were for our…


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Why is There a Shortage of Makers?

The shortage of makers and skilled labor in the United States is a problem that’s bad now and shows no signs of getting any better. In fact, it shows signs of growing before……


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Define Yourself. Become a Skilled Maker.

It’s not about defining what a maker is, it’s about defining who you are. Figure out your path and find a passion you can leverage into a lucrative career.


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Training the Future Makers of America

Training the next generation is key to overcoming the intense labor shortage in the skilled trades industry. Why? And how are innovative programs helping?


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The Benefits of Hands-On Learning for Encouraging Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

Makerspaces are designed for those driven to “make” and provide opportunities for hands-on learning and exploration.


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What is a Makerspace?

“Makerspace” is a trendy term, but what does it mean? And how you can use it across disciplines and industries? Find out.


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Recruiting Gen Z for Design and Construction Businesses

They’re coming! Gen Z (the oldest of whom were born in the mid-90's) is heading into the workforce, and they’re a 61 million-member force to be reckoned with. They may also be the…


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Makerspaces and the Entrepreneurial Spirit

Makerspaces are hotbeds of exploration, creativity, and innovation. When people have the opportunity to work hands-on, work collaboratively, and draw on a community’s worth of…


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