From a live interview
with Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo this morning to recent appearances on RT’s “Boom Bust,” Michael Bellaman
has been a more frequent presence on cable news since workforce development and infrastructure rebuilding have
risen on the national agenda.
Following executive orders issued by President Trump to expand apprenticeships
and target delays and red tape in infrastructure permitting
, ABC has ramped up its media outreach to heighten awareness of the challenges facing the merit shop construction industry today. ABC aims to play a significant role in expanding opportunities for members to win work and ensuring that the 86.1 percent of the construction workforce that chooses not to join a union can work on major infrastructure projects.
Bellaman appeared on Fox Business’s “Mornings with Maria” on Aug. 16 to discuss how President Trump’s order to improve the process for infrastructure permitting could combat unnecessary delays that raise costs while safeguarding the environment.
Earlier in the week, Bellaman explained the value of public-private partnerships (P3s)
in leveraging private investment to rebuild our infrastructure in a live “Boom Bust” interview. He was also featured in a segment on July 20 calling for a major investment in workforce development
and new training approaches to address the urgent need to fill 500,000 construction jobs, which may balloon to more than a million once infrastructure rebuilding gets underway.
On Aug. 3, Bellaman
published an op-ed
in The Hill, an inside-the-Beltway must-read, calling for an all-of-the-above approach to skills training in the construction workforce.
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