The Waukesha County Construction Alliance serves as a platform for construction and skilled trades companies to share ideas, encourage innovation and target new talent. Like many other industries, construction is facing a workforce shortage that is projected to increase in the coming years. In a survey conducted in 2017 by the Alliance, 87% of construction/skilled trade companies indicated having difficulty attracting and/or retaining employees.
Here are some programs of the Construction Alliance:
- Construction Executive Council – The Construction Executive Council is comprised of construction and skilled trades leaders who meet quarterly to set the strategic direction for the Construction Alliance.
- HREx Program Series – HR Excellence (HREx) programs give construction HR pros the opportunity to hear from a guest speaker, participate in facilitated roundtable discussions and share best practices.
- Kids Building Wisconsin – Kids Building WI is a nonprofit that hosts construction career expos in Madison and Waukesha. Middle school students participate in interactive activities run by construction and skilled trades companies to learn about careers in the industry.
- Careers Uncovered – Careers Uncovered helps Waukesha County educators learn more about career pathways. Educators tour a local company, have a roundtable discussion with company leadership and put together an action plan to improve the academic and career planning process.
If you’re interested in learning more about this group, contact the Alliance.
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Hunzinger Construction Company
VJS Construction Services
L.H. Krueger and Son, Inc.
Jens Construction Corporation
Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling
Building Service Inc. (BSI)
Corporate Contractors Inc
Duffek Construction LLC
Feia Construction, LLC
Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling
Kelly Construction & Design LLC
The Boldt Company
Riley Construction Company, Inc.
Wellspring Construction Group
MSI General Corporation
Two Day Painting
Greenfire Management Services LLC
Tim O’Brien Homes
Metropolitan Builders Association
The Reese Group LLC
Stier Construction, Inc.
Interstate Sealant & Concrete, Inc.
Ruekert & Mielke, Inc
J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.