A Sustainable Workforce Starts With You

Career Development

The construction industry stands alone in its diversity of occupations, crafts and breadth of opportunities for learning and leadership. Career development choices include crafts training, apprenticeships, advanced equipment operations, supervising, information technologies, project management, engineering and general management. Good educational systems should build awareness and prepare students of all ages for selecting among the many options for getting started.

Community Family Centers in Houston's historic East End is taking a major step forward in offering construction training so people in the neighborhood may earn nationally...
May 24, 2018
Randee Herrin of TDIndustries dreamed of bringing more women into construction, and with help from the United Way and Houston-area business leaders, ten women recently completed a...
May 23, 2018
During my four-plus years as Executive Director of Construction Career Collaborative (C3), I have been surprised by the many myths and misconceptions that I have encountered....
May 15, 2018
Are you a construction craft employer interested in getting involved and potentially hiring one or more of these career candidates? Or, can you recommend anyone to take advantage...
May 10, 2018
Because C3 is driving change in the industry, one of the natural challenges we encounter is resistance from those who misunderstand our goals and the strategies to achieve them....
May 07, 2018
In March, the Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston and its educational affiliate, Construction and Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF), hosted a Workforce...
May 04, 2018
A commercial construction company seeking to build a high quality and productive craft workforce should design craft training programs that couple classroom or jobsite instruction...
May 01, 2018
Sixteen teams of four undergraduate students from colleges and universities nationwide put their construction project leadership skills to the test during the ABC annual...
April 24, 2018
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