A Sustainable Workforce Starts With You

Awareness and Recruiting

Are schools, organizations and media portraying the richness, variety and vitality of construction careers? Recruiting and renewing a sustainable work force means embracing a positive image for our industry, reinforcing it with our education and industry partners and fulfilling its promise through socially responsible industry practices.

An article by Ileana Najarro published in the Houston Chronicle says that rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey’s destruction will be especially painful due to the shortage of skilled...
September 22, 2017
This year, Labor Day is even more meaningful because there has never been greater opportunity for America’s workforce, particularly through careers in construction. Associated...
August 25, 2017
Each summer, MAREK honors and celebrates with their employees who have completed important training milestones during the previous year.  Their 2017 Workforce Development...
August 16, 2017
I traveled to Dallas recently to talk about CEFGA’s Construction Ready Program with a group of faith-based leaders in that city. I was talking about the skilled worker shortage in...
August 10, 2017
On July 12, MAREK held their 2017 Workforce Development Graduation, an annual event where the advancements of MAREK employees are recognized and celebrated with a dinner,...
July 31, 2017
Criminal justice advocates and fiscal conservatives are pointing to a program in Louisiana aimed at skills training for prisoners at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola as a...
July 24, 2017
An episode about what Success really means aired last month on NPR’s TED Radio Hour.  It included a 2013 interview by Guy Raz who spoke with Mike Rowe, who had been the host...
July 17, 2017
McPherson had the opportunity to talk with a couple of people who are involved in an exciting collaboration between NCCER and military and industry experts on behalf of those who...
June 30, 2017
S&B Engineers and Constructors, Jacobs, Trio Electric and Marek Bros. are getting very different results because of new and innovative approaches they are using for pre-...
June 23, 2017