In this article on Medium, Andy Van Kleunen explains how recent natural disasters such as hurricanes and flooding have revealed our country's dire need for skilled workers who can help rebuild the destruction in the affected areas.
Our country is already several decades behind a major upgrade; our once state-of-the-art infrastructure now boasts rusting bridges, long-outdated airports, decaying railroads, and power grids that can't safely support the output required to keep up with current usage. With the recent disasters along our coastal regions, the demand for skilled workers is now at an emergency level.
Read the full article here.
Here at Build UP, we have designed a program that can prepare youth for a career in one of these high-demand trades. Through an apprenticeship learning approach, students will gain hands-on experience in the trade of their choice and graduate the program with an Associate's Degree and a resume of applicable experience.