The Need for Qualified Labor
Job prospects are no small consideration when young people are deciding what to study. Recent research suggests that skilled trade workers are in high demand — in 2019, six of the top 10 fastest-growing U.S. industries were in construction, which relies heavily on skilled trade workers, according to an analysis by Abrigo.
“I’m a second-generation tile installer. My father started Corona Marble and Tile,” explains Mike Corona. “The reason I got into the trade was that I saw an opportunity that there was a need for skilled labor. So, what I found as a business owner and tile installer for 15-18 years, is that the need for qualified labor is as important as it has ever been.”