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?

Last week the Construction Education Foundation of North Texas (CEF) hosted 1500 students from 43 high schools at their sixth annual Build Your Future Career Day.  Industry...
November 04, 2016
SER-Jobs for Progress (SER) is expanding its operations in Houston, bringing new occupational training opportunities to low-income individuals in the area and providing employers...
November 01, 2016
Thursday, October 20, 2016, was a star-studded night at the Wortham Theater Center as some of the finest in the construction industry were honored at the Associated Builders and...
October 27, 2016
This is the first in a series of posts that will focus (sometimes with a bit or bite of humor) on the games that some GCs and subs play on your jobsite while they are working on...
October 24, 2016
Last month, I visited Lone Star College North Harris (LSC-North Harris) and spoke with Erica Jordan, Executive Director of Career and Technical Education about the skilled trades...
October 21, 2016
Under a deal with prosecutors, a construction firm based in Manhattan will pay out $9 million to avoid prosecution for over-billing clients over the years. The company...
October 18, 2016
Yesterday the Greater Houston Partnership hosted a reception in their newly-built convening space located in the heart of downtown to allow media including myself an opportunity...
October 14, 2016
Gulf Coast area community colleges will host Date with Destiny, a free one-day conference on Oct. 13, 2016 for women who strive to work in the petrochemical industry. 

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October 07, 2016
Contractors are not the only builders. Chambers of Commerce around the US and the globe are historically true builders as well. These business organizations help build community,...
October 05, 2016