A Sustainable Workforce Starts With You

Elizabeth McPherson had an opportunity to visit the jobsite of the new Memorial Hermann patient care tower in the Texas Medical Center, where she spoke with MAREK foreman Gloria Palau about her recent promotion and her career in construction.
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March 07, 2019
Elizabeth McPherson visited an active construction site in the Texas Medical Center where she was able to interview MAREK craft professional Laura Contreres and her superintendent, Ferssen Lopez.
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February 07, 2019
For the 17th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, EarthCam has released a time-lapse video documenting the construction of 3 World Trade Center in New York over its 8-year construction from May 2010 through its completion in June 2018.
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January 10, 2019
The rock band Metallica has donated $100,000 each to 10 two-year community colleges to support students in workforce education programs in communities that have supported the band.
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December 28, 2018
At the Construction Careers Expo for high school students, Elizabeth McPherson talked with some of the volunteers who took the day to share their experiences with students considering careers in construction.
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December 12, 2018
Community Family Centers helps primarily low-income families in Houston’s Greater East End.  Elizabeth McPherson attended a Friday-morning agency tour to learn about the programs and services that are offered there, and to observe the Food Fair which on that particular day was being run by volunteers from construction companies McCarthy and MAREK.
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September 14, 2018
Prosecutors filed the first ever wage theft case in Harris County this week against a homeowner who refused to pay a self-employed independent contractor $2,300 for painting the homeowner’s home worth over $1.5 million.
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September 07, 2018
The 2018 ABC Careers in Construction Awards Ceremony was an inspiring and celebratory conclusion to the Associated Builders and Contractors annual Convention and National Craft Championships.
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August 16, 2018
Representative Kevin Brady spoke to Houston-area business professionals at the Calvetti Ferguson Energy Forum about his work in Congress on tax reform, the House Ways and Means Committee’s proposal for welfare reform, and how all of these reforms relate to renewing the workforce.
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June 21, 2018
“I am all for miracles, but sometimes what we’ve got to remember is that what the world will always need is for people to do what they said they were going to do in the first place.  To be there for their friends and families, to volunteer, to graduate – the promises that we make and keep, that makes this world.” - Alex Sheen, founder of nonprofit social movement “because I said I would.”
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May 31, 2018