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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.

Having the opportunity to earn a decent wage should be available to everyone who is looking for one.Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Greater Houston and the...
August 09, 2016
Talent and leadership are alive and well in America’s youth!  Last month, I attended the SkillsUSA National Championships in Louisville, Kentucky.  First of all, WOW!...
July 15, 2016
Earlier this year I went to the 2016 ABC National Craft Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  While the competitors were fulfilling the tasks required of them during...
July 08, 2016
Crane Industry Services LLC (CIS) has taken delivery of three Vortex Simulators from CM Labs Simulations Inc., Montreal, Quebec.  The simulators are designed to provide...
June 23, 2016
It has been almost five months since I made the jump from being a craftsman to an operations technician. I must say: I enjoy it. I still get to troubleshoot problems within my...
June 16, 2016
The following was originally published on the NCCER blog Breaking Ground.  Reprinted with permission.There’s no better time to work in the construction industry than now....
June 15, 2016
The following article was written by Whitney Martin and was originally published on Marekbros.com.Did you know that the USS Lexington, built in 1942, participated in nearly every...
June 07, 2016
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