WINSTON-SALEM N.C. – Winston-Salem Chamber’s Construction Industry Council and the school system have teamed up to expose students to careers in skilled labor.
- An event is being held at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds to help students explore different industries, such as construction.
- According to the Associated General Contractors of America, 70 percent of construction companies are having trouble finding workers.
- Tomorrow is the last day of the event.
The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds is hosting an event for students. The idea behind the event is to give students a firsthand look at careers in construction and skilled labor.
Organizers say the country is facing a shortage of workers in industries like construction.
Colon Moore, WSFCS Construction, reiterates how important skilled laborers are.
"Being in the construction industry the problem that we've got is skilled labor, so we've got so many opportunities, things that you can't do with computers, or machines you've got to have those hands and you've got to have people that are interested in skilled trades and there's a shortage of those", says Moore.
As many as 70 percent of construction companies are having trouble finding qualified workers, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.
This is a two day event, Wednesday is the last day.
This has been the largest turn out for students and employers involved since the event began in 2006.