WASHINGTON — Everyone’s in favor of workforce development — how can one not be? The plumbing industry needs to fill 180,000 jobs, the HVAC industry a similar number, and the construction industry as a whole has 800,000 unfilled jobs, said Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors — National Association Executive Vice President Michael Copp. Yet despite workforce development and career and technical education (otherwise known as CTE) being a motherhood-and-apple-pie issue,
Leading contractors seek workforce funds at PHCC Legislative Conference
The contractors came to lobby Congress on energy-efficiency regulations, tax reform and workforce development, but it was the workforce issue that dominated conversations with legislators and their staffers.