Laying the foundations of unrest

Laying the foundations of unrest

We have to train 110,000 workers to deliver the houses and infrastructure we need. But how?

We have a skills gap. I wrote about the anecdotal evidence of this two years ago when I was lamenting the availability of carpenters, having become used to getting them on demand whenever one was needed.

According to a recent Construction Industry Federation report, we’ll need 110,000 workers to deliver the houses and infrastructure we need. Tradespeople aren’t magicked out of thin air, like the college graduates we bet our national future on. They take...

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