YBA Members Share Their Careers in Construction Stories

In October industry organizations celebrate Careers in Construction Month. The idea of a month-long celebration is to rally support and raise awareness about the skills gap and the vast opportunities for lucrative and fulfilling careers in the construction industry.

Through our YBA Workforce NOW® Foundation, we actively work to be more involved in our community and help increase public awareness of the opportunities available in skilled trades professions. By hosting Construction Career Days events and providing local, state & national resources and opportunities for internships, apprenticeships, on-the-job training, and more, we aim to promote careers in construction and create meaningful connections between our industry partners, educators, students, and parents.

With shortages of professionals in the building industry across the country, it remains more important than ever to continue promoting careers in the skilled trades to young people who may not otherwise consider construction as a career choice. This is why YBA members have been stepping up to share their personal stories about their journey to the skilled trades, offering advice for young people considering their future career paths.

Meet them here:

Ted Ventre, Hively Landscapes

Mitchell Nye, Abel Construction Company

Michael Landis, Landis Custom Cabinetry & Woodworking LLC

Betsy Rosengrant-Stein, K.D. Rosengrant Building & Remodeling

Tori Wells, Brown’s Glass

Harriet Gray, Gray Concrete Construction LLC

Lora Deller, Red Oak Remodeling

Mike Trump, Trump Lawn and Land Company

Plumbing & HVAC Career Path – Michael Lohss Jr., Regal Inc.

Roofing & Exterior Career Path – TC Backer Construction, LLC, Tyrus Backer

Iron/Metal Fabrication Career Path – Scott Hess, Hess Ornamental Iron

Masonry, Building Materials Career Path – York Building Products – Heath Shirey

Site Construction Career Path – Mitch Nye, Abel Construction Co. Inc

Utilities Career Path- Luke Rhoads, The York Water Company

Landscape Career Path – Mike Trump, Trump Lawn & Land Interview

If you’d like to share your story or get involved in the YBA Workforce NOW Foundation, contact Melissa Longenberger at melissa@yorkbuilders.com.