Our Partnerships include: Client Partners, Community Partners, Trade Partners, Participant Partners

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT LEADERSHIP
STRATEGIC SOLUTIONS

As Director of WDSS, Ben’s responsibilities will include overseeing our innovative’ recruiting strategy along with setting the construction trade partner hiring goals. Likewise communicate and collaborate with City/County officials to Implement workforce development strategies to increase upward mobility opportunities within the local construction workforce. His efforts will include a plan to target underserved communities and administer tracking and reporting new hire success. Our WDSS team will utilize his Preconstruction / Senior Project Management experience to early‐on engage community resource partners and trade partners to define specific hiring needs and recruit local construction talent. Ben is an associate member of the AIA and holds a PMP university equivalent and completed his green belt DMAIC certification.

 

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

  • Associated General Contractors (AGC) & the American Institute of Architects Associate, Career Talent Leadership Team

  • Charlotte Associated General Contractors (CAGC) Build Your Career Ambassador

  • City of Charlotte Workforce & Business Development; Renewable Energy Efficiency Workforce

(RENEW) Corporate Leadership Advisory

  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) Construction Management, Workforce Development Advisory Team

  • Charlotte Works, C3 (Coalition for Construction Careers), Board Chairman

  • Former Charlotte Leadership Form (CLF) Alumni & Mentor

  • Former, City of Charlotte Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA), Board Chairperson & Co-Chairperson 4 consecutive terms, appointment by Mayor’s office

  • Metrolina Minority Contractors Association, (MMCA) Workforce Development Committee Leader

  • US Chamber of Commerce Talent Pipeline Management Team (TPMT)

BEN HUTCHINS

Director of Workforce

Development Strategic Solutions