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.

“One of the most impactful things we’ve learned is the need to collaborate with other areas of our industry in workforce development. We didn’t bring this situation about by...
As a commercial painting and drywall company, we are consistently striving to learn new things and to develop a sustainable process for investing in our future workforce. Having...
What began as a week celebration in 2005 expanded to a full month in 2013. For the last five years, NCCER and its Build Your Future (BYF) initiative have celebrated October as...
With 80 percent of contractors reporting difficulty in finding hourly skilled craft professionals, we must continue our drive to recruit, train and retain individuals within the...
For recent high school graduates, people interested in changing professions and those seeking a second chance at the American Dream, there is no better time to join the...
Looking for a new career, perhaps one in the trades and construction sector? If you are one of the 6 million folks who are making a transition, you might want to take a look at...
A trend is taking hold in companies across America: Top U.S. companies including Apple, Google, IBM, Whole Foods and others have garnered media attention lately for their...
Community Family Centers helps primarily low-income families in Houston’s Greater East End.  Elizabeth McPherson attended a Friday-morning agency tour to learn about the...
According to Meredith Watassek, Director of Career and Technical Education at Fort Bend Independent School District, “A sustainable workforce starts by educating the middle and...