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Construction turns college students’ heads from tech sector

September 6, 2023


Laura Cosgriff gets daily phone calls from local contractors looking for students to employ — and the frequency of those calls has increased in recent years.

The construction technology coordinator for Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio, said the volume of calls is so high she’s developed a canned response and an email format to respond to employers, telling them she’ll share the job posting with her associate’s degree or certificate students and relevant instructors.

As the industry struggles to staff jobsites, contractors have ramped up the pursuit of the next generation of builders with vigor.

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