Michael Swepston, Columbus CEO Future 50 class of 2022
President, Atlas Butler
Community: Outside of the numerous philanthropic efforts of Atlas Butler, Michael is involved in Vistage, a peer mentoring organization for business leaders, and has dedicated time throughout the years working with the Salvation Army.
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Idea: While the pandemic certainly exacerbated the issue of a shortage of skilled trade labor, it didn’t necessarily create it. For years, college degrees were touted as the best option, and while it’s the best option for some, it’s not for everyone. A career in a skilled trade is lucrative, has great benefits and can help avoid any crushing student loan debt. That’s why I think it’s important to create a city-wide mentorship program to educate high school juniors and seniors on the benefits of considering a skilled trade as an option for a career path.
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