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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.

Determination, dedication and diligence…Those words seemed to be the trending topic amongst industry leaders on Thursday, November 19, 2015 as construction industry and...
December 04, 2015
My name is Alejandro Velez, and I have 10 years in retail work experience and roughly five months of industrial construction experience. I have an associate’s degree in sociology...
November 24, 2015
October 1, 2015 was a star-studded night at the Wortham Theater Center as some of the best and brightest in the construction industry were honored at the Associated Builders and...
November 16, 2015
In an ever-changing economy, people who have recently lost their jobs may need to take a serious look at switching careers by quickly gaining the skills necessary for a good-...
November 12, 2015
It all started in 1978 when a group of East Harlem teenagers were posed the question of what could be done to improve their community. Their answer was simple: “We’d rebuild the...
November 10, 2015
The SER-Jobs for Progress 50th Anniversary “Building Our Workforce” Gala on Oct 16 was a huge success.   The event featured a silent auction, dinner, inspirational...
November 09, 2015
The industrial construction renaissance underway along the Texas Gulf Coast brings all sorts of workforce challenges – and educators and industry leaders are working overtime to...
November 05, 2015
Craft shortages continue to be a boon for experienced workers who are commanding top pay for their high-demand skills.  On the other hand, rising wages in a shortage...
November 04, 2015
Who's responsible for erasing America's shortage of skilled workers?  That is the question posed by The Atlantic last month in a story on why our workforce suffers from...
October 28, 2015