This episode focuses on developing the future workforce in drilling, groundwater and other trades. First, host Brock Yordy talks to Ben Frech and Dave Schulenberg of the National Ground Water Association about the group’s workforce efforts. Then, we talk to Kevin Mossman Sr., president of Mossman Enterprises, and his son, Kevin Mossman Jr., who is still in sixth-grade but passionate about going into the groundwater industry.
Virtual learning during the Covid-19 pandemic put the younger Mossman in the same room as his dad, whose business does well and pump installation. Over time, Kevin Jr. has taken an active role in the company, going out on-site and seeing drilling and sampling first-hand.
“Every chance that I get to go out with my dad, I take it,” Kevin Jr. says.
He plans to become a groundwater engineer.
This episode covers:
- Competition for workers across drilling, groundwater, other trades
- Recruiting for trades in middle and high schools
- Workforce development for drilling, groundwater
- Capitalizing on renewed interest in non-college fields
- Training the next generation in drilling, groundwater
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