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.

Construction is a vast and complex industry that allows men and women to use their talents and professions in many ways. ABC/CMEF is offering scholarships to qualifying...
March 09, 2016
A new program with an impressive success rate is underway at Alvin Community College, where veterans are receiving training to get good-paying jobs in the petrochemical industry...
February 25, 2016
Editor’s note: This is the second article in a series which will span three generations of craft workers who have enhanced career opportunities for themselves and others through...
February 24, 2016
Women account for 19 percent of the total employment in the combined oil and gas, and petrochemical industries, according to a report from the American Petroleum Institute....
February 12, 2016
Calling it a "revolution" in education, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Friday laid out plans for what he called a "statewide model" for Pathways in Technology Early College High...
February 08, 2016
At literally almost any time of the day, there are Houston-area residents on the campus of San Jacinto College in Pasadena acquiring skills they need to be able to pursue good-...
February 03, 2016
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