Save Our Trades


A short fall of 10 million skilled-workers expected by 2020

Over the years our trade infrastructure has broken down. Students have been pushed down the college track with singular focus; the 2008 recession hit trade industries hard and new prospects appear scarce. This combination has left a severe shortage of trained workers in industries like construction, building and manufacturing.

See how we got here, why this matters and most importantly what we can do to help.

If you’re in the trades use your most important asset, your voice, and share your story.

Keep Craft Alive infographic to help explain the construction, building, manufacturing labor shortages.

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For more information on how we support those in the trades and what you can do to help, check out our Keep Craft Alive initiatives.

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