What exactly does Generation NEXT mean? It’s a program spearheaded by This Old House proudly supporting the mikeroweWORKS Foundation and working to close the skills gap by encouraging young people to master the vocational trades that built this country.
Our very own Randy Sorrell got to hear Kevin O’Connor, host of This Old House and Ask This Old House, present DesignBites while attending KBIS in Orlando.
Did you know over the next 8 years, there will be 7 million new jobs produced in the trades industry? The problem is that it is very difficult to fill the positions due to the skill gap. Programs like Generation NEXT put a focus on skilled trades and spearhead the nationwide effort to increase the pipeline of skilled workers in America.
Right here in Central Indiana many are doing their part to excite the the younger generation about jobs within skilled trades. Recently the Hamilton County Business Magazine featured an article titled: Building a Workforce – Construction Industry Confronts Labor Shortage.
It noted, “while Hamilton County has, for the most part, recovered from the housing crisis of 2008, one industry continues to feel the impact of it every day: the construction industry.” We’d have to say the landscape industry also is feeling the pain.
Math, geometry, technical thought processes, electrical and plumbing are just a few of the skills called upon in a typical outdoor living project. Positions going empty impacts our ability to meet the growing demand of new projects. There are so many facets of landscape design/build now, we wish more students knew that entry level careers start out around $25 per hour, with leaders, managers and small business owners earning considerably more.
We’re proud to be doing our part to address the shortage, as well. On February 21, 2018, along with our friends at the Indiana Design Center, we’ll be hostingA Better Career Fair, present by Home Artisans of Indiana. It’s a perfect opportunity to explore a great career in home construction and home services right here in Central Indiana.
Randy and crew are very artistic and creative when it comes to outdoor living spaces. They transformed our backyard into a staycation destination!
We Have Staycation Destination!
Randy and the subcontractors completed all aspects of the job in a very professional manner. The quality of the workmanship was excellent. We were so pleased with the work they performed on our deck that we hired them to also remodel our home. Randy and all of the workers were very pleasant and supportive. Randy and the designer were very helpful in making all of the many decisions that go into a home remodeling and building a deck.
Randy and his team provide quality and beautiful work! He turned our back patio into an every day vacation getaway. We look forward to coming home and going to our retreat for a mini-vacation whenever we need one.
You Deserve The Best. Whatever you need or dream up Randy Sorrell And Team Can Build & Create It. Find Peace & Serenity In Your Home Today Along With A Fun Modern Twist … You Will Find Pure Heaven & Your Home Will Be The Talk Of The Town!
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