Perspectives of the Trades Pipeline

Turning the tide on the labor gap

As many of us know, skilled trades labor is essential for life. Our homes, businesses, every road in-between, and the cars we drive need tradespeople.

In the current market, demand for skilled labor is critically high, and supply is low.



“Helping people to pre-skill, upskill and reskill for in-demand roles remains the defining challenge of our time.” - Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup Chairman and CEO.


Join us for a panel conversation featuring key perspectives on the trades pipeline.

Gain insight on how we can help turn the tide of the labor gap.

State Representative Derek Grier will moderate this conversation.

Our panelist include:

  • Michael Martin, President & CEO — National Wood Flooring Association

  • Jade Paden, Owner — RiteAir Heating and Cooling

  • Rob Knoll, Founder & President — American Welding Academy

  • Emanuel Young, Community Partnership Coordinator — Rockwood School District

  • Kevin Andert, Executive Director of Career & Technical Education and College & Career Readiness — Special School District of St. Louis County

The Details:

Thursday, September 16 — 7:30 a.m.

FREE for members | $25 for guests Location: National Wood Flooring Association A light breakfast will be served. Casual attire.

Space is limited. Registration required. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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