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Skilled Trade Jobs

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A construction crew member works on a 2015 museum expansion project in Dayton.

The number of construction and extraction jobs are expected to grow 11 percent between 2016 and 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, a wave of baby boomers working skilled trade jobs such as these are retiring, and there are not enough young workers being trained to replace them.

Join us today as we look into who is missing out on the skilled trades and why more people are not being prepared for this work.


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