According to a 2018 survey by the U.S. Department of Labor, 86 percent of all jobs in construction and maintenance are held by white men. It’s a staggering number for a high-demand industry with a shrinking workforce. Holyoke contractor and metal sculptor Kamil Peters strives to give more people of color the chance to learn these in-demand trades—an opportunity that isn’t normally available to them. Connecting Point‘s Ross Lippman visits Diesel Works in Holyoke to see Peters’ hands-on-training in action.
This story originally aired on July 1, 2019.