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.

Yesterday the Greater Houston Partnership hosted a reception in their newly-built convening space located in the heart of downtown to allow media including myself an opportunity...
October 14, 2016
Gulf Coast area community colleges will host Date with Destiny, a free one-day conference on Oct. 13, 2016 for women who strive to work in the petrochemical industry. 

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October 07, 2016
Earlier this month, I visited Lone Star College North Harris (LSC-North Harris) and spoke with Michael Burns, Dean of Career and Applied Technology Division, and Brian Sanders,...
September 30, 2016
The 2016 ABC National Craft Championships (NCC) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida was a two-day competition last March between over 200 craft profession trainees and students. ...
September 23, 2016
Those who supply equipment for the construction industry are renewing their call for lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in Washington to briefly put down their partisan swords...
September 13, 2016
Adaptive Construction Solutions Inc., located in Houston, Texas, recruits, trains and integrates veterans into the ironworking industry.Adaptive Construction Solutions, which...
August 29, 2016
I recently wrote about a Workforce Development Graduation honoring 21 Helpers, 19 Mechanics, and 9 Foremen who had recently completed those in-house training programs at Marek....
August 18, 2016
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