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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.

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
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