August 22 – 25, 2018

Georgia World Congress Center | Atlanta, GA| USA

Bridging the Skills Gap: How to Develop a Sustainable Workforce Talent Pool

Date: Thursday, August 23rd from 9:00am - 10:00am

Session Code: BMG19
Location: TBD

Presented by:
Sam Beauford Woodshop Career Woodworking Institute

Speaker: Luke Barnett, Chairmaker: Sam Beauford Woodshop Career Woodworking Institute

This presentation will focus of the most important part of every shop. The workforce. The talent gap is crippling industry in USA. Our most experienced workers are aging out and the pool of new talent is shrinking everyday. These problems stem from reasons such as, lack of available applicants, lack of experience and lack of technical competencies/hard skills. 

• We will focus on techniques to build the talent pipeline.
• Embracing the skills gap and working on solutions
• Raising awareness is our own localities
• Engagement of young workers
• Erasing the stigma of skilled trades being an "Alternative education"
• How to prepare for the aging out of the baby boomers.
• Much more



About the Speaker:Luke Barnettis a Chairmaker at the Sam Beauford Woodshop Career Woodworking Institute