Chris Peterson along with fellow National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) member, James Upton worked a booth at the Senior Career Fair for Independence School District seniors. William Chrisman High School held the fair. The career fair is designed to help young people who are struggling to find their calling.
The Schloegel Design Remodel team had a booth at NARI’s Career Fair hosted by Metropolitan Community College’s Career Center last week. It was a great opportunity for people interested in a career in the construction industry to talk to local professionals.
Chris Peterson was on KC Live on May 9 and had the chance to discuss Schloegel’s Apprenticeship Program with Stephanie Summers.
Chris’s Start in the Industry
They kicked off the discussion with how Chris got started in the industry. Chris started in new construction in high school and learned college wasn’t for him.
Schloegel Design Remodel has always strived to hire top-tier craftsmen and like so many companies in the construction industry have learned, it isn’t always easy. The industry has been suffering from a labor shortage over the past decade. This issue opened the door for a new opportunity at Schloegel and we introduced our Apprentice Program in 2017.
Construction Industry Labor Shortage
There are many factors at play causing the labor shortage within the construction industry.