A Sustainable Workforce Starts With You

Renewing the Workforce

Construction is a large and complex worldwide industry constantly shaped by new information technologies, advanced materials, environmental policies, regulations and changing building methods. Most importantly, though, construction is shaped by people. Sustaining a strong industry requires attracting and valuing a skilled, career-driven, high quality workforce... who also like to build! How is the construction industry attracting the skilled workforce for future growth market demands? Do prospective candidates see construction as a viable career choice?

I traveled to Dallas recently to talk about CEFGA’s Construction Ready Program with a group of faith-based leaders in that city. I was talking about the skilled worker shortage in...
August 10, 2017
The Construction Career Collaborative, or C3, has grown by leaps and bounds over the last year as a business alliance of owners, contractors and specialty contractors advocating...
August 09, 2017
The labor shortage exacerbated by President Trump's hard-line stance on immigration is causing high construction costs in Texas and around the country.
August 03, 2017
Our friends at FMI, specifically Dustin Bass, Director, and Sabine Hoover, Content Director, recently published a great piece in their quarterly report titled, Texas Does It Right...
August 02, 2017
Training is a key element to success in the workplace. Few of us would disagree with this statement. We believe intuitively that a well-trained workforce is able to produce better...
August 01, 2017
On July 12, MAREK held their 2017 Workforce Development Graduation, an annual event where the advancements of MAREK employees are recognized and celebrated with a dinner,...
July 31, 2017
The North Carolina Industrial Commission’s Compliance and Fraud Investigative Division is continuing to proactively identify businesses that do not comply with the Workers’...
July 27, 2017
It has been said that someone with vision can go far in life, but someone with vision and a hard working ethic is guaranteed to go far. Nineteen-year-old Joshua Lee is living...
July 25, 2017
Criminal justice advocates and fiscal conservatives are pointing to a program in Louisiana aimed at skills training for prisoners at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola as a...
July 24, 2017