Member Benefit | September 6, 2023
Passage of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) in late 2021 was a watershed moment for investment in our nation’s infrastructure. The law begins to reverse decades of underinvestment in our nation’s roads, bridges, and water systems, while expanding energy investments, connecting all Americans with high-speed internet, and more.
However, with the additional money comes new challenges. Increased investment levels amid accelerating retirement trends and poor attrition rates in the infrastructure space are compounding existing gaps in the engineering and infrastructure workforce and threaten the overall impact of this generational opportunity.
To address these challenges, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices convened a group of practitioners to identify actionable best practices that private industry and public sector infrastructure groups can utilize to address workforce shortages. Join this webinar to learn more about the findings, best practices, and short- and longer-term solutions that employers and states can implement to grow the pipeline of infrastructure workers and engineers.
Attendees will gain a basic understanding of:
- Best practices for how to recruit both entry level and experienced workers
- Strategies employed by the public sector to recruit a diverse and talented workforce
- Tactics private sector employer have utilized to fill vacancies
- Approaches to retaining qualified workers in the engineering and infrastructure sectors
- Marsia Geldert-Murphey, P.E., F.ASCE, ASCE 2024 President
- Tom Curtin, Director, Infrastructure, National Governor's Association
- Paige Shevlin, Strategic Advisor for Infrastructure Workforce Development, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation