Paper_Strategic Workforce Solutions in the Coal Ash Industry- Navigating Talent Challenges for Consultants, Civil Companies, and Utilities.pdf

Stuart Keeter, MRI Raleigh

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"Strategic Workforce Solutions in the Coal Ash Industry: Navigating Talent Challenges for Consultants, Civil Companies, and Utilities" Authors Mr. Stuart Keeter - United States - MRI Raleigh Abstract The pervasive shortage of technical and engineering workers has emerged as a pressing concern for companies grappling with extensive infrastructure projects in the United States. In the September/October 2022 issue of Civil Engineering, ASCE’s 2022 president, Dennis Truax, highlights the urgency, noting the need for approximately 25,000 new civil engineers annually according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. As an experienced recruiter specializing in heavy civil, consulting, and utility sectors, I propose a presentation addressing the intricacies of workforce dynamics and trends in these critical industries. Key presentation highlights encompass understanding sector-specific talent demands and trends, exploring nuanced requirements within heavy civil projects, the accelerating retirement of baby boomers, and the significant number of unemployed individuals not actively seeking work. Additionally, the presentation delves into recruitment strategies for niche expertise, and tailored approaches for sourcing employed individuals with specialized skills. By drawing on real-world examples and best practices, this session aims to provide actionable insights for conference attendees to navigate workforce challenges, emphasizing the dynamic intersection of talent acquisition, industry demands, and the future of heavy civil projects in the context of coal ash management. Together, let's pave the way for a resilient and skilled workforce shaping the WOCA.

 
May 16th, 11:30 AM May 16th, 12:00 PM

Paper_Strategic Workforce Solutions in the Coal Ash Industry- Navigating Talent Challenges for Consultants, Civil Companies, and Utilities.pdf

Grand Rapids, Michigan

"Strategic Workforce Solutions in the Coal Ash Industry: Navigating Talent Challenges for Consultants, Civil Companies, and Utilities" Authors Mr. Stuart Keeter - United States - MRI Raleigh Abstract The pervasive shortage of technical and engineering workers has emerged as a pressing concern for companies grappling with extensive infrastructure projects in the United States. In the September/October 2022 issue of Civil Engineering, ASCE’s 2022 president, Dennis Truax, highlights the urgency, noting the need for approximately 25,000 new civil engineers annually according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. As an experienced recruiter specializing in heavy civil, consulting, and utility sectors, I propose a presentation addressing the intricacies of workforce dynamics and trends in these critical industries. Key presentation highlights encompass understanding sector-specific talent demands and trends, exploring nuanced requirements within heavy civil projects, the accelerating retirement of baby boomers, and the significant number of unemployed individuals not actively seeking work. Additionally, the presentation delves into recruitment strategies for niche expertise, and tailored approaches for sourcing employed individuals with specialized skills. By drawing on real-world examples and best practices, this session aims to provide actionable insights for conference attendees to navigate workforce challenges, emphasizing the dynamic intersection of talent acquisition, industry demands, and the future of heavy civil projects in the context of coal ash management. Together, let's pave the way for a resilient and skilled workforce shaping the WOCA.