With labor shortage looming, BOCES welding students are getting career ready

With labor shortage looming, BOCES welding students are getting career ready


THE PROCEEDS GO TO BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS. THE UNITED STATES IS FACING A LOOMING LABOR SHORTAGE. LOCAL EDUCATIONAL LEADERS WARN THERE MAY NOT BE ENOUGH WELDERS FOR THE JOBS OF THE FUTURE. NEWS 4’S KATIE ALEXANDER SHOWS US HOW A GROWING PROGRAM IS WORKING TO FILL THE GAP. ((RE1228/07:41:07 THERE IS A SERIOUS NEED FOR SKILLED LABOR IN THE COMING YEARS. WE’RE TOLD BY 2020, THERE WILL BE LABOR SHORTAGE OF 200,000 IN THESE FIELDS NATIONALLY. 07:41:17)) (( 05:51:16 IT’S SKILLED TRADE, AND THAT’S ALWAYS WHAT THEY DON’T TALK ABOUT, THAT SKILLED TRADE. THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH. 05:51:22)) BUT THE STUDENTS IN THE NEWLY EXPANDED SHOP AT THE ERIE 1 BOCES KENTON CAREER AND TECHNICAL CENTER ARE LEARNING THESE WELDING SKILLS – THAT ARE CRTICIAL FOR EVERYTHING FROM BRIDGE BUILDING — TO PRECISION WORK IN THE MEDICAL FIELD. THE HIGH SCHOOLERS — AND THE ADULTS IN WORFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM — LEARN ALL OF THE SKILLS THEY NEED TO HIT THE GROUND RUNNING IN THEIR FUTURE CAREERS. ((06:18:40 ANY IDEA SPECIFICALLY WHAT YOU WANT TO DO? NO, THE DOOR’S PRETTY MUCH STILL OPEN. WHATEVER JOB IT COMES DOWN TO AND WHATEVER THE SKILL IT IS THAT THEY NEED, I CAN DEFINITELY FULFILL THAT. 06:18:52)) RIGHT NOW, THERE ARE A LOT OF DIFFERENT OPPORTUNITIES – ESPECIALLY FOR WOMEN. ((05:53:50 THEY TEND TO HAVE A STEADIER HAND, A MORE EYE FOR DETAIL, SO THEY TEND TO BE MORE SOUGHT AFTER, HEAD HUNTED IF YOU WILL 05:53:58)) THAT’S SOMETHING JUNIOR JORDAN SIMON IS HOPING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF. SHE’S ONE OF A HANDFUL OF LADIES IN THIS PROGRAM. ((06:56:54 CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. 06:56:55)) ((06:56:40 IT’S JUST SOMETHING DIFFERENT. THERE’S A DEMAND FOR IT. WHY NOT MAKE SOMETHING OF MYSELF. 06:56:45)) THE DEMAND IS REALLY GROWING FOR THE PROGRAM HERE — THERE’S NOW A WAITING LIST FOR NEXT YEARS INCOMING CLASS. AND THE DEMAND IS GROWING EVEN MORE FOR THE SKILLED WORKERS THAT COME OUT OF IT ((07:30:12 THE AVERAGE AGE FOR A WELDER IS AROUND 50, 60 YEARS OLD SO THEY’RE ALL RETIRING AND THEY NEED A LOT OF YOUNGER WELDERS TO FILL THE POSITIONS. 07:30:21 SO THERE’S THOUSANDS OF JOBS OPENING UP 07:30:23 AND THERE’S NOT SKILLED WELDERS ABLE TO TAKE THE POSITIONS. 07:30:26 )) AND THOSE ARE GOOD PAYING POSITIONS — WAITING TO BE FILLED. ((05:52:10 WE VISITED A PLACE YESTERDAY AND THEY TALKED ABOUT THEIR UNION PAYSCALE. FIRST YEAR, WITH BENEFITS, IS ABOUT 73,000. 05:52:18)) ((RE1203 /06:43:32 STRIKE STRIKE STRIKE – IF THIS HAS SPARKED YOUR INTEREST AND YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITIES, GO TO THE FOUND IT ON 4 SECTION OF OUR WEBSITE: WIVB.COM. IN TONAWANDA, KA, NEWS 4. 06:43:42))

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  1. I'd have to be away…or we'd be dead. That's the politics $ granted by Gov USA to people in WNY to stomp Terrorism. They did not tell me about it, but I think they called me one. Then the Main Street with a tail to Fillmore Avenue's former APV building in Tonawanda where Mohammed Atta worked with us, Engineers waiting for the $$ from DoD Counter Terror Gov Funding and then they say Joe in Supervision was really: Mohammed Atta's Boss Mohammed 911 Mastermind who also to WAR in 2001. APV Crepaco Jobs in 1985-90

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