Career and technical schools like Middle Bucks Institute of Technology in Warwick play a vital role in replenishing a skilled workforce, those who spoke at Friday’s event said.

Pennsylvania needs to step up its support of career and technical schools in the state, employers and state and other officials said during a brief news conference and tour Friday at Middle Bucks Institute of Technology in Warwick.

Technical schools play a vital role in replenishing the supply of carpenters, mechanics, machine operators and others in the skilled trades, those who spoke added.

Gustavo Perea, CEO of the Royersford-based general contractor Adams Bickel Associates, said there are 500,000 unfilled construction jobs in the United States and that 46 percent of U.S. employers can’t find the skilled crafts workers they are looking for.

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