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Building a Skilled Workforce From Within

Learn about Kent State University’s innovative apprenticeship program

Join Doug Pearson, Associate Vice President of Facilities Planning and Operations at Kent State University in a 30-minute conversation with Dave Lubach the Executive Editor, Facility Market at FacilitiesNet.com.

In this discussion, viewers will learn how Kent State’s apprenticeship program creatively addresses the challenge of filling entry-level maintenance positions amid a tough labor market. The program not only recruits but also retains frontline employees, offering career advancement opportunities for custodians and general laborers.

Graduates of the apprenticeship program will be trained across all the trades and able to complete such tasks as minor electrical jobs, change HVAC filters, and minor carpentry skills.

Career & Staff Development