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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.

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...
As the Associated Builders and Contractors of America (ABC) prepared to host the National Craft Championships in Long Beach, California on March 20-22, Elizabeth McPherson and...
Ballentine offers some encouragement and advice for those who are afraid that they might not have what it takes to become leaders in their careers and in their lives.
The summer job experience offers valuable lessons to our youth. Unfortunately, fewer young people today are getting that experience. Over the past decade, the summer youth...
This new commitment comes on the heels of their “pilot trades training program” for separating military members in a partnership with the non-profit National Association of Home...
According to the latest BLS numbers, while expanding above the 7 million level, the construction industry has not fully recovered our workforce after the recession. The...
Kiley writes about Disruptive Innovation in the world and in the construction industry: “Incremental innovation is part of the ‘continuing improvement’ mindset, taking the...
Fifty veterans connected with local employers to discuss possible career opportunities at the Warrior for Life Luncheon in the Greater Houston Partnership’s Partnership Tower.
Americans are ready to rebuild our neglected infrastructure – schools, highways, bridges, dams, and public transit. But we also can’t neglect the big challenge ahead of us:...