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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.

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
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
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
This is not an isolated example around Texas and even around the country and while there are problems for developers in some locations, the opportunities for skilled construction...
April 02, 2018
The industry has been told that the current skilled labor shortages will get worse as the economy improves, a generation of aging skilled workers retires and a new generation...
March 19, 2018