Kevin Simpson, our Vice President, was invited to talk to several classes at Gregori High School in Modesto (about 100 students or so).
Interestingly, there is a nationwide shortage of skilled workers in the construction and contracting industry. It has become more and more difficult in recent years to find those that are desiring to go into a skilled trade path and stay on it (and be dedicated to do it right).
Kevin is a 3rd generation electrician so it has carried his family along for many decades now so he gladly jumped at the opportunity to be able to educate high school kids about the amazing opportunity in this field.
Today, we get zapped into thinking that what’s right for “everyone else” has to be right for us. But, what about all the younger people that already know that they like to work with their hands? The ones that know they don’t want a traditional college education path (or haven’t even the slightest ability to pay for it)? What about all those that know they want something ELSE?
That's who this was aimed at. Those are the younger generations of people that Kevin wanted to connect with. There are so many career options and one just has to be presented with the right education to know about all of them, and skilled trades need to be discussed more today as viable career options.
Technology is fueling the path for many industries and the construction field is a part of this. Plus, becoming an electrician can be a fruitful entrepreneurial path for someone to create in their life!
Kevin has an amazing entrepreneurial spirit which has helped him drive success in this industry. Having that insight and allowing that spirit to be fueled is how a person can transition from just being just a skilled tradesperson to becoming a successful business owner where there is unlimited potential!
At our company, we understand that college can be a very important part of most people’s educational path, but not everyone can do that and make that happen. Not everyone even desires that traditional path! Skilled workforce jobs while plentiful, there is a huge downturn of persons that are entering into the trades so there is a huge gap between open positions and workforce options to fill them.
The outcome of this? Wages have been pushed up!
So what does that mean? It means that it’s a GREAT time to work in the construction and contracting industries!
If you have questions about an electrician's educational and career path options, please feel free to reach out to our VP at:
Or feel free to write us a letter and mail it to 446 Charity Way, Modesto, CA 95356