Next year, there will be almost 6 million skilled jobs that go unfilled. In the construction industry alone, there has been an 80% jump in unfilled positions in the last two years. To help fill these high paying and in-demand positions, This Old House has started a project called Generation Next. Their aim is to help encourage people to enter the trades by providing scholarships to people for technical and vocational education.
To help meet their goals, This Old House partnered with the mikeroweWORKS Foundation and leading companies like HomeAdvisor. We were able to speak about the project with This Old House during Design and Construction Week earlier this year in Orlando. Check out the video for more information about the project and an interview with our CEO, Sean Shapiro.