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The largest challenge for MUCA Members and the industry as a whole is finding, developing and retaining a qualified workforce. Following is a list of efforts MUCA supports; all are engaged in promoting the industry and the great careers available in construction. Each has various ways for contractors to advocate, educate and participate to attract quality candidates to your company for your great jobs. If you want to increase your workforce, you need to get involved!

Project Build

This website offers a plethora of resources for training and education in various trades, scholarships available from industry partners, and an ability for employers to post their jobs and candidates to search available jobs. It also hosts a blog about the industry, workforce shortages and other trade news. Contact: Dennis Medo, (612) 221-9849 or

The Legacy I-3 Program

The Legacy I-3 Economic and Workforce Development Model is managed by TCI Solutions and leverages local businesses, secondary education, post-secondary education, community organizations and government agencies to provide companies with a low-cost, sustainable method of developing local and diverse talent. Contractors can participate in The Legacy program with a small investment, and by acting as “Industry Ambassadors” will gain access to numerous high-quality candidates ready and able to fill your job vacancies. Contact: Deon Clark, CEO, TCI Solutions, (877) 880-5842 or

MN Job Match

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce: MN Job Match uses matching algorithms to connect employers with job-seekers based on skills, interests and job requirements. This technology sorts and stack-ranks matched candidates based on alignment with job characteristics, not keyword counts. The result is a connection between employer need and job-seeker expertise and experience.

Center of the American Experiment

Great Jobs Minnesota: This resource provides many articles, videos, informational resources and studies about the great careers available without a four-year degree, along with success stories and resources for parents and educators.


This website is both for job seekers and employers. For employers there is a no-fee account registration that allows you to search the largest online resume database, post your job openings at no cost and utilize job match technology to find top candidates.

mikeroweWORKS Foundation

The mikeroweWORKS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that rewards people with a passion to get trained for skilled jobs that actually exist. As CEO of the Foundation, Mike Rowe spends a significant amount of time speaking about the country’s dysfunctional relationship with work, highlighting the widening skills gap, and challenging the persistent belief that a four-year degree is automatically the best path for the most people.

There are a few other websites from various trade unions; we encourage contractors to connect with their local union leaders to learn more about their individual efforts.

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