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?

Johnny Torres, a Construction Technology student at JB Hensler College and Career Academy, knew from a young age that he wanted to build. Inspired by his father, who made a career...
Georgia construction companies came together in March to offer hundreds of summer internships to students interested the industry. They also put a unique tool to work matching the...
This is not an isolated example around Texas and even around the country and while there are problems for developers in some locations, the opportunities for skilled construction...
The top 25 best jobs in the United States include nine careers in the construction industry, according to the career site Indeed.com. Commercial Project Manager was...
The industry has been told that the current skilled labor shortages will get worse as the economy improves, a generation of aging skilled workers retires and a new generation...
As the Associated Builders and Contractors of America (ABC) prepared to host the National Craft Championships in Long Beach, California on March 20-22, Elizabeth McPherson and...
Now, the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees is taking a major step toward ensuring those careers are even more fulfilling and sustainable by enrolling their next big...
Ballentine offers some encouragement and advice for those who are afraid that they might not have what it takes to become leaders in their careers and in their lives.
The summer job experience offers valuable lessons to our youth. Unfortunately, fewer young people today are getting that experience. Over the past decade, the summer youth...