PHCC Attends Capitol Hill Event to Address Skills Gap in America

Representatives of PHCC and the PHCC Educational Foundation were proud to support and attend this week's panel discussion on Capitol Hill: "Addressing the Skills Gap in America Through Apprenticeships." In addition to congressional speakers, the event featured several experts from This Old House, including PHCC member Richard Trethewey. The conversation highlighted the careers of those who reached their professional goals via one of the oldest forms of education: apprenticeships. According to the National Skills Coalition, there are 5.9 million job openings in the United States, yet there are 6.6 million unemployed Americans. This week's event was another excellent opportunity to reinforce to U.S. lawmakers that apprenticeships are a smart way to fill this crucial skills gap.