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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.

Educators, industry representatives, family, and friends of the CMEF class of 2016 gathered last Thursday evening to celebrate the achievements of this graduating class of...
June 02, 2016
In a previous post, I wrote about my interviews with four students who will soon graduate from Dickinson High School (DHS).  We talked about their experiences in the...
May 26, 2016
On Friday, May 6, 2016, at Brady’s Landing, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Greater Houston and Construction & Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF) hosted a...
May 20, 2016
The following article was authored by Rob Vanya of San Jacinto College:San Jacinto College is introducing new courses in HVACR in response to requests by industry partners and to...
May 18, 2016
A shortage of skilled labor along the Gulf Coast has one major company going back to its roots when it comes to training a workforce for the future. The Construction Citizen team...
May 17, 2016
In a quiet pocket of Galveston County, Dickinson High School shines with their advancement of future craft professionals through the school’s Career and Technical Education (CTE)...
May 12, 2016
One of the organizations we’re proud to partner with at Construction Citizen is Neighborhood Centers in Houston, where they’ve now officially launched a new workforce initiative...
May 05, 2016
Construction companies in Indiana will need to hire more than 61,000 workers over the next two years.  This alarming statistic is why the Indiana Construction Roundtable...
April 27, 2016
The following article originally appeared in the April newsletter to clients of Kiley Advisors, LLC.  Reprinted with permission.The recent National AGC Annual Convention in...
April 22, 2016