It’s no secret that the construction industry in Nashville is struggling to find workers. Contractors say they have more jobs than they can fill. Some even post « help wanted » signs on their construction sites.
The biggest challenge, industry leaders say, is making the next generation aware of the work and prepared to do it.
On a recent rainy weekday, a few trainers from the Ironworkers Union Local 846 were showing about a dozen young men how to twist strands of metal around iron bars.