In the Summer 2020 edition of American College of Construction Lawyers Journal, Pierce Atwood construction law and litigation partner Christopher C. Whitney and co-author Eileen M. Diepenbrock discuss the construction industry’s shortage of skilled labor, and the need for the industry to confront the “longtime, embedded obstacles to increasing apprenticeship training.”
The authors suggest that it’s time to revamp the registered apprenticeship model, and to consider alternative, more flexible and less expensive methods of training.
Please click here to view the complete article titled, The Misguided Clamor for Mandated, Registered Apprenticeship Programs as a Panacea to Solve the Industry’s Skilled Labor Shortage.
Chris Whitney has established a reputation as one of New England’s leading construction law attorneys, having been involved in most of the cutting-edge legal issues affecting the construction industry. He has more than 30 years of experience as a commercial litigation attorney, with extensive trial experience, jury and non-jury, in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Eileen M. Diepenbrock is a partner at Diepenbrock Elkin Gleason LLP, focusing on construction law, government contracts, and business litigation.
This article originally appeared in the Summer 2020 issue of American College of Construction Lawyers Journal, a Thomson Reuters publication.