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September 14, 2023

Even with increasing trade school enrollment, the worker supply gap remains a big concern

  • Surging demand for skilled workers is outstripping supply.
    Wealth of Geeks

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    Merlino Construction workers are building a ramp from the waterfront to the new Elliott Way, which opened last spring. Enrollment in construction courses grew by 19.3% from 2021 to 2022.

    In the past 40 years, the cost of college has increased, on average, an astonishing 161%. As millions of young Americans head back to campus for the fall semester, the college dream is not what it used to be. University students nationwide are facing skyrocketing college costs and are struggling to pay.

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