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.

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...
Just last week, construction executive Stan Marek recently noted here on Construction Citizen, “The labor situation in Houston is heading into the biggest crisis we have ever seen...
The idea that a four-year degree is the only path to success in America is an outdated notion.  Numerous recent studies have found that our educational system as it currently...
The Associated General Contractors of America’s (AGC) 6th Annual Training, Education & Development Conference (TED) is next week and I encourage you to attend.  There is...
An article by Robert Dickie III published on FoxNews.com over the weekend advises that considering how often the average person changes study courses and professions, perhaps more...
Carrie Stallwitz of Witz!PR, one of our colleagues, passed this list of “100 words that kill your proposals” to me after a discussion about proposals and copywriting.  I...
There is a myth in our culture that all high school graduates must attend college.  This is a topic that gets introduced to them in middle school and then pounded into them...