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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.

Last fall I had the opportunity to visit one of the Lone Star NGL Fractionator Projects in Mont Belvieu, Texas which S & B Engineers and Constructors was building.  At...
January 27, 2016
Success.What do you define as success? Is it getting that title of management? That promotion that makes you feel like you have reached the top of the mountain? Or is it making...
January 22, 2016
In a recent post, I shared some video coverage from the Construction Careers Expo, where Houston-area high-school students heard from contractors and owners who volunteered their...
January 12, 2016
The second Lift & Move USA careers event will take place in Houston, Texas on February 10, 2016.  The first event was held in June in Chicago, Illinois and attracted more...
January 08, 2016
It wasn’t an easy choice to pursue a career in industrial construction. For some reason or another I just didn’t think I was cut out to be in the industry. Something about my fear...
January 04, 2016
In November the Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston (ABC) and the Construction and Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF) hosted 400 high-school students...
December 31, 2015
First Lady Michelle Obama appears in a new public service announcement aimed at promoting higher education to the youth of America. In the video, Mrs. Obama and Saturday Night...
December 30, 2015
“Congratulations, you have been selected to be a part of the team! Your starting date will be….” There are no sweeter words than these that I’ve heard in the eight months I...
December 22, 2015
Editor’s note: This is the first article in a series which will span three generations of craft workers who have enhanced career opportunities for themselves and others through...
December 14, 2015