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.