The labor shortage has been a frequent topic on this show, and this episode is going to join the ranks. Guest Andrew Schmidt is here to talk about AMEK’s apprentice and internship program, and the importance of investing in future generations.
Andrew and his twin brother started their business as roofing installers in 1996, and have grown into a leading design-build firm in Minneapolis and St Paul. They have vacillated over the years, from employing and training carpenters to using all subcontractors. Currently, AMEK operates a hybrid model of carpenters and subcontractors when the job dictates it.
Victoria, Mark and Andrew talk more about:
- Hiring the right people
- The training and development process
- Creating an engaged culture
- And more…