A Sustainable Workforce Starts With You

Renewing the Workforce

Construction is a large and complex worldwide industry constantly shaped by new information technologies, advanced materials, environmental policies, regulations and changing building methods. Most importantly, though, construction is shaped by people. Sustaining a strong industry requires attracting and valuing a skilled, career-driven, high quality workforce... who also like to build! How is the construction industry attracting the skilled workforce for future growth market demands? Do prospective candidates see construction as a viable career choice?

In an effort to inspire an interest in young women to consider a career in the Construction Industry, CMEF and Construction Industry professionals facilitated the 2018 Girls...
April 19, 2018
Educators from all over Southeast Texas gathered in Houston this month to talk with leaders in the petrochemical and construction industries about improving their collaborative...
April 18, 2018
You know that one street that always seems to be a bit rough and filled with potholes?  Every town I’ve lived in seems to have the one road that needs to be under...
April 13, 2018
Last week, high school students from across Texas gathered to compete at the SkillsUSA State Conference in Corpus Christi. Over 8000 regional finalists were in attendance,...
April 12, 2018
William Fuller, Craft Development Manager at Construction and Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF), the educational affiliate of the Houston chapter of ABC, was selected from...
April 11, 2018
After many hours of hard work, it appears the discussions surrounding the principles of the Construction Career Collaborative (C3) have successfully shifted to the equally hard...
April 10, 2018
Disney World in Orlando might seem to be a strange place for a conversation about Workers' Compensation in Texas, but it was the right setting for a recent conversation I had with...
April 09, 2018
One of the challenges of establishing the credibility of the C3 formula for success has been the difficulty in collecting data that illustrates the value of craft training. When...
April 06, 2018
A group of college students from Auburn spent their spring break this year travelling to the Houston area from Alabama to volunteer on work crews repairing homes damaged during...
April 05, 2018