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Who Will Be the Plumbers of the Future?

Every small to medium-size business in the country right now is continually looking for qualified people to fill jobs whether it's a doctor or a plumber. Plumbers make good money, so why is there a shortage of them throughout the country right now? Why aren't young people gravitating toward this lucrative and secure career and how can educators work together to fill this ever-growing pipeline for qualified plumbers? 

At Benicia Plumbing, we are proud to have an impressive team of highly-qualified plumbing technicians working for us, but we're always taking resumes and considering new applicants. 

Today’s young men and women entering the workforce aren't flocking to trade careers. Vocational or trade schools are fewer than ever and many others have developed a negative stigma compared with four-year college or university degrees. 

Only 3% of all 18-to-25-year-olds who have decided on a career path say they would pursue a career in a construction trade, according to a poll conducted by the National Association of Home Builders.

To address the current shortage of skilled plumbers, it's critical that those entering the field must be knowledgeable and well-equipped to handle the systems, materials and products of today. Technology in the plumbing industry is changing all the time, so proper training and education is more important than ever.  Additionally, it is important to educate and provide proper hands-on-training to those new to the industry through union shop training programs, vocational school programs and mentoring programs taught by skilled-trades instructors.

If you know a young person who is looking for a great career, talk to them about a skilled trade. Plumbers are in demand and the time is right to start a long and lucrative career as a plumber. 

Please go to Benicia Plumbing’s website for a listing of our current and available positions for hire. We would be pleased to see your uploaded resume waiting to be reviewed!  Why don’t you take the time to check it out? Click here