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Community College Enrollment Is Down, but Skilled-Trades Programs Are Booming

Since the pandemic, two year colleges have taken a hit with enrollment.
The exception is skilled-trades programs.

Associate degrees in fields like HVAC and automotive repair have seen enrollment numbers increase.

A new survey has found a shortage in qualified construction workers.
89% of contractors are having a hard time finding trained workers.

This is affecting construction job timelines-61% reported project delays. Part of the shortage is experienced workers aging out of field.



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