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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.

Pat Kiley’s closing remarks:“Our purpose this morning was simply to say that I think we are on the cusp of change; that we can break our strategic mindset of “just surviving” to...
The skills gap we’ve covered extensively on Construction Citizen isn’t just a phenomenon in the United States.  It’s also a problem in Europe and the Middle East, where The...
OSHA’S Type and Capacity RequirementThis article originally appeared in Crane & Rigging Hot Line, and is reprinted here with permission by the author.Lately there’s been a lot...
Last week I visited the offices of Camarata Masonry Systems, Ltd to interview their president, Kevin Camarata, about what the craft of masonry is all about.  The following is...
Crane Institute of America Certification (CIC) and MCM Events, a division of Maximum Capacity Media, have named Jesse Pettit the National Champion of the Crane Operator Rodeo...
Construction Citizen has long been focused on presenting the skilled trades as an outstanding option for young people to consider as a career.  There are serious policy...
In 2009, House Bill (HB) 4328, authored by Texas State Representative Mark Strama and sponsored by Texas State Senator Carlos Uresti, created the Interagency Literacy Council for...
At Construction Citizen, we’re always looking for examples of communities being made better by creative thinkers in the construction industry.  One program that's been touted...
Gainesville, FL – The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)’s Build Your Future (BYF) campaign is excited to announce it has teamed up with the...