Website targets workforce shortage

DAYTON — The Associated Builders and Contractors, Ohio Valley chapter (OVABC) and the Dayton Region Manufacturers Association (DRMA) have partnered to create the Your Future Career skilled trades career awareness campaign.

The focal point of this campaign is the website.

“Our two organizations represent over 500 employers in this region, and they are all concerned about the skilled trades worker shortage. This campaign will educate the public about the great opportunities for careers right here, right now,” said OVABC President John Morris.

DRMA President Angelia Erbaugh added, “The website offers statistics, videos and detailed information on skilled trades careers in manufacturing and construction. It also offers a simple form that interested people can fill out asking for more information or to be contacted about employment opportunities. Submitted requests will get a reply within 48 hours.”

The construction and manufacturing industries are both facing a severe workforce shortage. The goal of the Your Future Career campaign is to make people more aware of careers in skilled trades in both industries and to steer those interested directly into rewarding jobs and training programs with OVABC- and DRMA-member companies.

The Your Future Career campaign is more than just a website. It will also include print materials, school and community outreach, events, TV and radio spots, wrapped vehicles, social media and a full partnership with the Dayton Dragons where they will sponsor the upcoming season’s new fireworks nights, stadium safety videos, a career fair at the stadium and other in-game promotions.

For information or to request an interview, call 937-414-2408 or email