Last week, Hard Hat Hunter was pleased to launch in New Jersey alongside supporter Ocean County Vocational Technical School. The three-day visit allowed our team to visit 4 of OCVTS’s trades campuses.
“It was an amazing experience,” stated Paul Robillard, Vice President/Founder of Hard Hat Hunter.
“It was so impressive to see the students engage in the trades at such a high skill level.”
OCVTS’s construction-related trades programs provide students with the required skills and knowledge to pursue careers in the trades and construction industry.
Kevin Dineen, Principal of Student Services at OCVTS expressed enthusiasm for their partnership with Hard Hat Hunter:
“We see our partnership with Hard Hat Hunter as a valuable asset to our students and graduates; allowing them to connect with resources for employment, continued education, and career enhancement.”
During our stay, the Hard Hat Hunter team was pleased to present several Lowe’s giftcards in the amount of $100.00 for OCVTS students to assist with the purchase of school and/or employment supplies.
The skilled trades are identified as the most in demand jobs in America. 48% of U.S. employers indicate that they face skills shortages. In New Jersey, the challenge of skills shortage will be compounded by labor shortages. The state’s population is aging: more than 60% of the skilled trades labor force is 45 or older. Without a skilled workforce, New Jersey employers are unable to sustain and grow their businesses. Future economic growth of the state requires new skilled and capable workers to replace retirees.
OCVTS’s mission is to prepare students for successful employment in the trades. Hard Hat Hunter is pleased to support this vision, by promoting the trades and construction industry.
A big thank you to OCVTS’s faculty and students, in addition to OCVTS’s affiliated companies.