Bill Darcy, National Kitchen and Bath Association CEO, is encouraging those in the industry to educate students and young workers about the careers in the design, construction and remodeling space.
“The kitchen and bath industry’s growth trajectory coupled with the labor shortages we’re seeing in the economy gives us an ideal opportunity to educate the next generation on the many lucrative and creative opportunities we have in this market,” said Darcy. 
According to the NKBA, for every five members of the kitchen and bath workforce who retire, only one will enter the field. To increase the number of young workers in the industry, NKBA started the Bridge Year program. Bridge Year exposes students to high-demand careers like Installer, Electrician, Kitchen and Bath Designer and more.
“Whether it’s software design, retail, engineering, manufacturing- work with your hands [or] don’t work with your hands, we have a ton of jobs in the design and construction space,” says Darcy.