Episode Description

How important is trades education to you? Join host Todd Weyandt and guest Brandon Patterson as they discuss the importance of preparing for the future of our workforce, the “Build My Future” event, the issues with perception around the construction industry, and much more.  

Brandon Patterson was Iowa born and raised with a history in the building industry. He enjoys working with the Iowa Skilled Trades team and collaborating with the industry leaders to build the next generation of tradesmen and women.

Todd Takes

  1. It is time we take the perception of the industry back and share what is truly going on in construction. Spread the word and share the innovation, technology, opportunity and more that construction has to offer.
  2. Look for ways to offer high schoolers and others outside the industry a hands-on experience with construction. Once they have firsthand knowledge, a lot of opinions will be changed. I love what Brandon is doing with Build My Future to provide a space that gives high schoolers the chance to interact firsthand with the innerworkings of the industry.
  3. Take the time to build your community and relationships with people inside and outside the industry. It is so important and will pay off in the long run. 

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