BAM Supports SF1177 (Putnam) Workforce Development
The following is a letter drafted to Chair Fateh, and Members of the Senate Higher Education Committee in support of SF1177 (Putnam) Workforce Development
March 15, 2023
Chair Fateh, and Members of the Senate Higher Education Committee
Re: BAM Supports SF1177 (Putnam) Workforce Development
Since 1974, The Builders Association of Minnesota (BAM) has provided legislative, regulatory, and court protection for members of the Minnesota home-building industry. Our membership of nearly 1600 residential builders, remodelers, subcontractors, and industry partners are joined together through eleven local associations across Minnesota, and we are proud to be the statewide voice of the Minnesota home building industry!
BAM enthusiastically supports SF1177 (Putnam) which invests in MnSCU to educate and train Minnesota’s workforce by investing in equipment and learning environments, industry sector programming, and workforce development scholarships.
Among the three new degree fields for scholarship eligibility, BAM is excited that construction is added. Tomorrow’s workforce must be created today by increasing opportunities for students to choose rewarding construction careers.
We thank the committee for your consideration, and would appreciate your support for this much needed initiative.