The skilled labor shortage is a challenge we hear far too often about in our industry. In many cases we have asked “What are you doing about it?” and for many, it has been very little.
It’s tough for business owners to take this on themselves because of the finances and resources needed to tackle the issue. It is refreshing to see the trade association stepping up and making a difference.
Tim attended a dinner meeting with the Eastern Mass NARI group a few months back and during that meeting he learned more about their work force development project.
Tim and Steve welcome Michelle Glassburn and Asher Nichols to the program to discuss the progress and success of their program.
Since 2013, Michelle Glassburn has served as Executive Director of the Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of NARI. The organization has created the Youth Remodeling Career Day event, a complement of programs that support vocational schools in the area, a mentorship program for emerging businesses.
Asher Nichols is the owner of Asher Nichols & Craftsmen, LLC in Newton, MA. He has been in business for 15 years, and is a member of the Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of NARI. For the past 2 years, he has worked with Michelle on the Youth Remodeling Career Day Event.