Sundt Construction CAO Daniel Haag Advocates for Solutions to Industry’s Workforce Shortage
TEMPE, Arizona (Jan. 15, 2018) – Daniel Haag, Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Vice President for Sundt Construction, Inc., has joined the Coalition for Career Development Advisory Board and the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Board of Trustees. Through these board roles, Haag aims to bring awareness to workforce shortage issues in the construction industry and deliver long-term solutions to growing the skilled trade workforce.
“As a country, we stopped promoting the trades as a career pathway many years ago, and as a result, we’ve created intense competition for talent,” Haag said. “We find ourselves with a multitude of work and not enough skilled workers for the industry. A construction career in the skilled trades offers the opportunity to work with your hands, support your family and advance your career.”
The Coalition for Career Development is a national coalition of business, education and government organizations. The group seeks to work collaboratively with education, business, government and nonprofit organizations to help individuals become career literate and career ready by identifying best practices, conducting research and evaluation and the development of innovative programs.
NCCER is a leader in construction education and training, providing standardized and accredited training in more than 70 craft areas. Sundt Construction is an NCCER accredited training unit and assessment center.
Haag is a passionate advocate for education and workforce development, particularly with regard to the construction trades. Under his leadership, Sundt has created and implemented several workforce development programs that are serving as models for the industry. These include establishing Sundt’s Center for Craft Excellence, forging an innovative educational partnership with Central Arizona College and developing pathways for Sundt’s craft employees to achieve mastery of their skills through NCCER training and certification.
Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com) is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. The 128-year-old firm specializes in transportation, industrial, building and concrete work and is known for its commitment to quality and innovative approach to construction services. Sundt has offices throughout Arizona, Texas, California and Utah and is 100 percent owned by its approximately 2,200 employees. The company is consistently ranked among the Best Places to Work by business publications in multiple cities, and was named the nation’s safest construction company by the Associated General Contractors of America twice in a decade – an honor no other contractor can claim. Sundt’s charitable arm, the Sundt Foundation, recently crossed the $8.3 million mark in donations made to hundreds of nonprofit organizations across the country.