Many of the things that keep Arkansas’ many industries operative today were built long ago by trade and craftsmen. Fewer people are choosing a career in the trades, even as demand and unemployment rates continue escalate. Just as with Arkansas, so many states in America are suffering from a widening skills gap that desperately needs to be filled.
That means, for everyone who enjoys modern day luxuries like electricity, indoor plumbing, paved roads, air conditioning, homes, and buildings to live and work in, things could take a nasty turn. This is because craftsmen and tradesmen are retiring at an alarming rate, and not enough people are training to take their place.
Tradesmen and craftsmen are needed now more than ever. For those men and women that do step up to fill the ever-growing expertise gap in Arkansas, big opportunities await.