How to take action and start building your local talent pool
Engage with high school and community college programs and clubs. Start with STEM-related topics to connect with students who are interested in tech skills that could be used in the trades. Work with students, teachers, and parents on expanding opportunities to include: class credit, summer programs, and paid internships.
Partner with local trade schools. You gain early access to potential future hires, and the trade school can provide students with real-world experience.