Governors and other state and territory leaders across the country agree on the urgent need to develop a qualified workforce to design, build and maintain infrastructure investments. Several states and territories have reported workforce shortages that threaten to slow progress on major infrastructure projects and have highlighted the need to plan for a skilled infrastructure workforce to meet current and future demand.
To support these efforts, NGA has developed an Infrastructure Workforce Resource Mapping Tool. The Mapping Tool presents several prospective pathways into critical infrastructure careers and identifies funding opportunities that can be tapped to support training for individuals to enter those careers. The Tool lists several infrastructure-related careers and outlines scenarios based on an individual’s current employment status, the type of education partner or training provider required, possible federal funding sources, and relevant state/territory agencies that administer those funding sources or serve as key partners in program development and delivery.