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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.

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
A first in Texas effort is underway in the Houston area to offer a new electrician apprenticeship program for high school students in the Spring Branch Independent School District.
August 23, 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
Our friends at FMI, specifically Dustin Bass, Director, and Sabine Hoover, Content Director, recently published a great piece in their quarterly report titled, Texas Does It Right...
August 02, 2017
Training is a key element to success in the workplace. Few of us would disagree with this statement. We believe intuitively that a well-trained workforce is able to produce better...
August 01, 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
It has been said that someone with vision can go far in life, but someone with vision and a hard working ethic is guaranteed to go far. Nineteen-year-old Joshua Lee is living...
July 25, 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
In this second article in our series on succession, we will continue the discussion of the internal transfer of responsibility and ownership, the most common method for...
July 19, 2017