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Lunch & Learn: Addressing Labor Shortages & Creating Career Pathways in Commercial Construction

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Lunch & Learn: Addressing Labor Shortages & Creating Career Pathways in Commercial Construction

April 26,2024

11:00 am - 12:00 am



Discover solutions to the pressing issue of labor shortages in the commercial construction industry. This class offers insights into the current landscape of workforce challenges and explores strategies for attracting and retaining talent. Learn how to create viable career pathways that appeal to a diverse range of individuals, including students, veterans, and career changers. Gain practical tips for fostering a supportive work environment and implementing recruitment initiatives tailored to your company’s needs. Whether you’re an HR professional, construction manager, or industry stakeholder, this class equips you with the tools and knowledge to overcome labor shortages and build a sustainable future for the commercial construction workforce.

Pamela HowzeDr. Pamela Howze, an esteemed leader in workforce development, has significantly advanced apprenticeship and work-based learning programs throughout her career. As the National Director of Workforce Strategies and a Professor at NC State University, she has been instrumental in bridging the gap between education and industry needs. With prior roles including Program Director for the National Fund for Workforce Solutions and statewide director of Apprenticeship, Business, and Veterans Services for North Carolina Department of Commerce/NC-Works, Dr. Howze has garnered over two decades of experience in both public and private sectors, collaborating with organizations such as Siemens and Merck. Her dedication to education extends to her roles as an educator within community college systems in North and South Carolina, emphasizing her commitment to preparing students for workforce success. Dr. Howze’s leadership and advocacy continue to shape the future of workforce strategies, leaving an enduring impact on education and industry collaboration.


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