Tech colleges educate construction workers to address shortage

Posted on Mar 12, 2014 by Education

Nearly two dozen expansion or renovation projects have been taking place over the last 18 months across the Green Bay area.

A few include the Schreiber Foods Headquarters in downtown Green Bay, the Medical College at St. Norbert College in De Pere and the Lambeau Field atrium.

Not including the Highway 41 project, these equal $400 million worth of expansion, they created more than 2,100 jobs and 2.1 million square feet of floor space.

Experts predict there aren’t enough workers to keep up with this growing trend.

“There is a shortage of skilled construction workers and there is a tremendous need,” says Todd Kiel, Apprenticeship Manager at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.

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