Eau Claire planning officials say in the next 20-25 years, there will be 12,000-15,000 more people in the city. And they project a need for 6,000-7,000 more homes.
Chippewa Valley Technical College officials say they know the figures and are trying to get leaders trained.
Instructor of the Wood Technics program, Joe Cook, says along with its regular carpentry program, C.V.T.C. now offers a construction management class at night that teaches things like contract writing, job coordination, and how to work with-sub contractors.