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February 22, 2024 41 mins

This episode features Marissa Bankert, a seasoned professional with a diverse background in the construction industry. At the time of the recording, Marissa held the position of Executive Director at Central PA's Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) and served as the President of Newark Chapter 386. With a passion for workforce advocacy in STEM fields, she has been actively involved in promoting opportunities in the trades. Notably, since the episode's release, Marissa has taken on the role of Executive Director for the International Surface Fabricators Association.

We Discuss:

  • Changing the Narrative in Construction
  • Electrical Apprenticeship Experiences
  • Skills for Success in the Trades
  • Encouraging the Next Generation
  • Resistance from Educators
  • Pathways After Apprenticeships
  • Roadblocks in the Industry
  • Impact of Technical Innovation on the Future of Apprenticeships
  • Controversial Opinions

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This episode was sponsored by BOND Civil & Utility Construction, Inc.
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This episode was edited by Kathryn Tinnesz. | IG @spacetobuild

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