The National Student Clearinghouse reports that enrollment in higher-learning construction programs grew by 19 percent from 2021 to 2022.
The data also shows increases in multiple trade programs, including mechanic and repair programs which saw an enrollment increase of 11.5 percent. These increases happen at the same time overall enrollment declined 7.8 percent at public two-year colleges and 3.4 percent at public four-year institutions.
Click here to read the National Student Clearinghouse report.
NGWA has recognized a potential workforce shortage in the water well industry and created Drilling Basics Online to meet the need for more and better-trained employees.
Click here to learn more about Drilling Basics Online, a digital online learning platform created in collaboration with Oklahoma State University to increase safety and skills in water well contracting and groundwater science.