Podcast Episode 124 — Shawn Van Dyke Interview
Closing the skills gap, trades vs college, automation, and myths debunked.
Last week, Justin and Brian were at the PCBC show in San Francisco, and they wanted to get their hands on Fine Homebuilding ambassador Shawn Van Dyke. This is that episode, with the guys spending the show talking with Shawn. Scroll down for links to Shawn’s wide range of stuff online.
Shawn gave a talk at PCBC about closing the skills gap. He suggests that one part of the solution is to “solve your own skills gap” — that is, run your business right, use the right hiring process, and train the right people.
Shawn also takes an interesting look at the financials of going into the trades vs going to college. And he tackles several of the myths that plague the business.
Here’s a video of Shawn’s talk at PCBC. Enjoy!
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Links for this episode:
- Read articles by Shawn at Fine Homebuilding.
- Podcast Episode 33 with Shawn.
- Podcast Episode 80 with Shawn.
- FHB Presents $70K in KCA Scholarships.
- All FHB podcast show notes: FineHomebuilding.com/podcast.
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