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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.

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
Following the 2016 ABC National Craft Championships in Fort Lauderdale last month, Michael Noschese and Jose Morua, the gold and silver medalists in the Structural Welding...
April 14, 2016
All over the country, there are significantly different headlines about women in the construction industry. There seems to be a mixed message. Some stories focus on the fact that...
April 01, 2016
A week before travelling to Florida to compete in the ABC 2016 National Craft Championships (NCC), five Houston-area welders spoke with me about how they became interested in...
March 30, 2016
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) proudly announces that three Harris County craft workers won medals at the 29th annual National Craft Championships. Lindsey Irvine won...
March 29, 2016
With the ever growing need for good combination pipe welders in the industrial construction industry, new ideas and training techniques are always welcome. Consider the fact that...
March 17, 2016