For every 4 skilled workers that leave the construction industry, only 1 is entering the field.
What are we going to do about this pressing issue?
SCALT (South Carolina Association of Licensed Trades) is the state association representing the licensed trades, with members from all aspects of the industry, including education, codes officials, inspectors, utilities, equipment distributors, and contractors. Their primary goal is to make the indoor environmental contracting businesses more profitable and professional, and ultimately, maintain the highest standards of customer safety and service. Not having an adequately trained and available labor force has been an issue for many years and is vitally important to the industry. Therefore, the “Ride and Decide” program for all students in the area is an effort to allow junior and senior high school students to try the trades and see if the fields were a fit for their futures.