ABC is committed to helping our members grow and
prosper! Clearly a significant barrier
to their growth is a growing shortage of skilled workers, along with a
diminishing number of new workers entering the construction industry.
We are pleased and excited to announce that we are
significantly expanding our education and workforce development department in
order to train more skilled workers and attract new workers to our Industry.
We are also pleased to announce that we have hired Jeff
Hooper as our new Vice President of Workforce Development to lead this effort. Mr. Hooper has extensive experience in all
aspects of workforce development including apprenticeship, supervisory and
management education, along with reaching new workers for the Industry. Hooper most recently led the Arizona
Builders’ Alliance education department, but has also served the San Diego
Chapter of ABC, along with the Construction Industry Training Council of
Washington. Hooper will be on board our
chapter in mid November.
For more information on this effort contact ABC President
Kate McCaslin at the chapter office, 509-534-0826.