New Partnership with ICI

Indiana Constructors joins BuildWitt to Help Solve Workforce Issues in the Dirt World

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NASHVILLE, TN - Indiana Constructors, Inc. (ICI) joins BuildWitt to help solve the construction industry's workforce issues. With a dwindling recruiting pool, companies can’t keep crews fully staffed to meet demands, and the problem is only growing with time.

The two parties will combine their resources to bring awareness to the issue and help Dirt World companies access solutions to meet their specific needs.

Indiana Constructors, Inc. is the voice of the Indiana highway, heavy, and utility construction industry. They promote and protect the well-being of their members through legislative and agency advocacy, labor relations and negotiations, education and workforce development opportunities, safety initiatives, and communications tools.

“Workforce development is one of our organization’s key missions, and Indiana Constructors, Inc. is pleased to partner with our associate member, BuildWitt, to help provide a platform for Hoosier civil construction educators. By introducing dynamic visuals and an interactive platform, we can capture the imagination of a whole new generation of road builders while providing valuable, technical information at the same time.” - Richard H. Hedgecock, CAE, President at Indiana Constructors, Inc.

Since 2018, BuildWitt has been addressing common workforce problems by providing media and marketing services to companies in the Dirt World (i.e., infrastructure, earthmoving, utilities, site work, demolition, mining, materials, heavy equipment dealers, and supporting vendors). In 2022, BuildWitt launched a training platform with over 400 microlessons. The company’s next step is establishing partnerships with other organizations driven by the same mission.

“The first time I met Richard, we talked about how most workforce development efforts fail to make a difference. He wanted to do things differently in Indiana. We’re excited and humbled to help ICI recruit and educate the next generation of workers in the state’s construction workforce. And we hope to build a model we can replicate across the nation,” says Dan Briscoe, President of BuildWitt.

BuildWitt has identified six primary causes for the workforce shortage: aging workforce; individuals choosing college instead of trades; record demand for infrastructure; fierce competition for workers from other industries; poor perception of blue-collar work; and different mindsets and desires among today’s younger generation.

The company will strategize with each new partnership to address one or more of the specific root causes of the workforce shortage.

“We don’t claim to have all the answers or solutions. What’s missing isn’t an effort or intent to solve the workforce problem—instead, it’s a cohesive effort,” says Aaron Witt, CEO  of BuildWitt.

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