2018 Spring Owners Leadership Conference | Omni William Penn | Pittsburgh, PA | May 9-11, 2018


Who is Going to Build the Future? The Conversation Continues (Approved for 1.25 AIA LU)

Session Number: 18A01B2

Location: Monongahela

Date: 5/9/2018 10:15:00 AM-5/9/2018 11:30:00 AM

Session Speakers:

Vern Davis , Penn State University

Joe Massaro , Massaro Construction Group

Richard Garland , University of Pittsburgh

Jeff Nobers , Builders Guild of Western Pennsylvania


As discussed at previous COAA conferences, the workforce challenge continues to demand solutions.  In almost all geographic areas of our country, contractors are struggling to find qualified workers to perform the work and owners are demanding more diversity on their projects.  This problem is compounded as Baby Boomers retire in record numbers and fewer people are entering the industry.   At the same time, millions of youths across the nation are at risk of not achieving economic self-sufficiency as they transition to adulthood.  Please join the conversation as we focus on programs that prepare at-risk youths for construction industry jobs … a career that can promote their well-being and improve their likelihood of becoming independent adults.