Several months ago, BATC brought together 15 associations and organizations to discuss Minnesota’s construction labor shortage and determine the value of working together. Everyone agreed that this is and will continue to be a huge problem for our industries, and something needs to be done. And we are. We’re thrilled that the Builders Group (TBG) has taken the lead for this endeavor under their new Education Foundation, a fitting home for this exciting initiative. Dubbed Construct Minnesota, the group is currently planning strategy and has created two committees to oversee the work. BATC’s Executive Director chairs the Marketing Committee.
Their mission is to develop a data-based, multi-year marketing plan leveraging the knowledge, resources and assets of all participating organizations to help students, parents, counselors and policy makers understand the outstanding job and career opportunities in the construction industries. BATC has formed a workforce development committee to work with TBG Education Foundation. If you’re interested in joining the effort, please contact David Siegel, David@BATC.org.