How we can begin to build better diversity in construction in 2022?

How we can begin to build better diversity in construction in 2022?

But for the construction industry, the argument is even more persuasive as to why diversity should be seen as a solution, rather than a problem. And that’s because it holds the key to solving one of the biggest issues currently on our collective plate: the skills shortage.
We’re all aware of the perfect storm on the horizon, with more skilled, older professionals leaving the industry, and fewer younger talent coming in. In fact, 32.5% of people working in construction are aged over 50, whilst only 10% are between the ages of 19 and 24. Such a lapse risks leaving construction even more out of touch, and unable to deal with the challenges of the years ahead.
Diversity offers construction a unique opportunity to transform the construction industry. It starts with bringing in talent, but it can lead to mass overhauls in its processes and how it’s perceived as an industry so that it no longer lags behind the competition, but leads from the front.
We won’t see the statistics right themselves in the next year, but 2022 is where the hard work can start.

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