New Partnership with SWS Training & Consulting

SWS Training & Consulting Inc. partners with BuildWitt to Help Solve Workforce Issues in the Dirt World

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NASHVILLE, TN - SWS Training & Consulting Inc. joins BuildWitt to help solve the workforce issues the construction industry is facing. 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 companies will combine their resources to bring awareness to the issue and help companies access solutions to meet their specific needs.

SWS is a training firm that specializes in heavy equipment operator training. They strive to make the heavy civil world a better place, to better serve the companies with trained and qualified operators.

We want to partner with BuildWitt “to share our similar vision in the heavy civil industry, to make it better and reach more people,” says Shelly Plett, owner of SWS.

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 500 microlessons. The company’s next step is establishing partnerships with other organizations driven by the same mission. 

“We’ve enjoyed getting to know Shelly and her team, and they have an impressive 20-year history of doing safety and heavy equipment operator training in the heavy civil industry. We’re excited to partner with them on content and to learn and grow together as we figure out how to best scale training on our digital platform,” 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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