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.

This letter is from the first newsletter that we received going into the new year and it is important.  It describes one company’s workforce development program that meets...
January 15, 2011
If we are in the bottom of the recession river, it is much wider than most folks thought it might be.  The recovery is taking longer that the economists thought and the...
January 06, 2011
Our company has recently begun assessing our workforce using the NCCER’s (National Center for Construction Education and Research) National Craft Assessment and Certification...
December 03, 2010
The US Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) have announced the release of a new Commercial...
November 17, 2010
No arguing that it’s tough to be looking for a job right now. If you are unemployed and 16 to 24 years of age, you are one of 18.6 million of your peers looking for work in your...
November 12, 2010
Are you wondering what is involved in becoming LEED certified?  You may be interested in a free one-hour webinar tomorrow hosted by RedVector, a company from Tampa which...
October 20, 2010
An article written by Nick Zieminski for Reuters on August 26, “Lack of skilled workers threatens recovery” captured my attention.  The article highlighted a research paper...
October 12, 2010
The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of New York State has a page that talks about why you might consider a job in the construction industry.  They list several key...
October 11, 2010
The current ongoing cardiac expansion to the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio is nearing completion, and marks a great success for the emerging field of prefabricated...
September 24, 2010