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Nashville Group Aims to Train New Construction Workers

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by Jason Lamb

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – One local Nashville group said it aims to train new construction workers to work on new construction projects across the city.

You might not believe it with all the construction you can see around Nashville, but the Chamber of Commerce said there has been a huge need for skilled construction workers in Music City.  A new group called "Building Nashville" has set out to train people in construction skills and help build up the city.

The group was at a home in the Bordeaux area Wednesday, pouring concrete for a new wheelchair-accessible driveway for Lillian Williams, who lives on a fixed income.

Building Nashville uses current, skilled workers to train the new ones.

"These young guys need to learn from them, so when they get ready to retire, you have people trained to come in and take their spot," said George Daniels, one of the veteran workers with Building Nashville.

By the end of the week, the new workers would be certified in concrete skills and at no cost to them.

Officials with Building Nashville said they chose to focus on concrete skills because there's a particularly big shortage of concrete workers in the Nashville area.

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