The median age of a construction worker is 42.5 years old (US Labor Bureau). A 2018 study performed by the National Kitchen and Bath Association estimated for every five workers retiring from the industry, only one is entering it. Skilled trades are among Colorado’s top jobs: particularly, electricians, construction equipment operators, plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters, and carpenters (2016 Talent Pipeline Report). In Colorado Springs, 14% of all job openings in 2018 were in the construction trades industry (2018 Talent Pipeline Report).