Pointing to a wide-spread shortage of skilled installers, the ICPI Board of Directors created a Special Committee on Workforce Development at the 2017 ICPI Summer Meeting in Toronto last week.
The Special Committee will be chaired by Mark Dooley of Basalite and will develop education programs for both high schools and vocational schools.
“We are competing with a large number of industries to attract talented young people,” said Matt Lynch, ICPI Board Chair. “The earlier we establish in the minds of young people that segmental concrete paver contracting and installation is a viable, attractive career, the more likely they are to choose our industry.”
The Special Committee will begin work immediately and report back to the ICPI Board at the 2018 ICPI Annual Meeting in February with a plan to create and implement the curriculum.