Waco: Proposal floated to add construction trades to GWAMA

Local companies are looking for skilled workers and our community is looking for ways to supply the demand.

Nearly 800 construction jobs have been created in the Waco area over the last 12 months. There is also a shortage of master plumbers, electricians, drafters and engineers.

Educators and community members at the State of Education in the Heart of Texas forum and panel discussion on Tuesday discussed how they can encourage young people who don’t want to pursue post-secondary education to explore these areas.

One of Prosper Waco’s goals is to increase youth employment. To keep up with all of the measures of financial security we are tracking, visit our Data Dashboard.

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