Go Build Tennessee Encourages Young People to Join Construction Industry


NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - A new campaign is up and running to help fill Tennessee’s construction worker shortage.

Go Build Tennessee launched on Wednesday. It is designed to get more young people interested in a career in the construction industry.

“Go Build is unlike any workforce education campaign,” said David Stansell, board president of Go Build Tennessee. “Many of our companies and associations have worked hard in attempting to recruit new talent in the construction industry. Go Build is unique because it’s sustained a sustained public relations marketing campaign that both informs and inspires students instead of just lecturing to them.”

The campaign is modeled after Go Build Alabama, which launched in 2010 and has been a big help to the state’s construction industry.

In Tennessee, the program will receive state funding generated by excess revenue created by the Board of Licensing Contractors.

This article appears courtesy of WSMV.

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