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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.

Today, The WorkFaith Connection of Houston held its 4th annual fundraising breakfast with keynote speaker Herman Cain.  There was an overflow crowd.The WorkFaith Connection...
Graduation ceremonies are interesting.  They are celebrations, “crossing of the bar,” successful completions.  Not only are they completions, but they are new beginnings...
The objective of most employees is earning a living doing what you enjoy doing.  The objective of most businesses is building a competent and professional workforce able to...
Editor’s note:  In our final post relating to the workforce development meeting held at Marek Brothers Systems in Houston this year, Jim Kollaer writes about the process he...
In a continuation of our series about a workforce development strategy meeting held at Marek Brothers Systems earlier this year, we bring you some interviews taken following the...
Houston ABC news affiliate KTRK reported this afternoon about a new program which will be offered in the fall at San Jacinto College North Campus in northeast Houston.  The...
As the economy and the construction industry begin to recover, it is highly likely that we will experience a severe shortage of skilled workers.  In fact, even in a depressed...
As a workforce development professional in the construction industry, I am always excited to hear about new initiatives that support the skilled trades.In 2009, Senator Wendell...
According to ENR (Engineering News-Record - subscription required), a new 3D Model Viewer is rocking the BIM world.Tekla has released BIMSight, a free 3D viewer for BIM modeling...