Yesterday, Vaughn Construction broke ground on the University of Houston's new medical school facility. While this is huge news for UH, the Houston region and the Texas Medical Center, it is also big news for Construction Career Collaborative (C3) as this project is our third for an institution of higher learning.
This is also the 49th C3 Project, and it represents a further expansion into a key segment of the commercial construction market, higher education. Each new owner and each new project is an opportunity for C3 to expand its reach to construction companies of varying trades and introduce them to our workforce development consulting services, which are free of charge to C3 Accredited Employers.
It is important to note that C3 consults with companies of all sizes and types. Among the recipients of C3's workforce development services to date are well-known and not-so-well-known General Contractors, Specialty Contractors and Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs) of varying sizes and trades. In fact, HUBs and small businesses are eligible to receive grant funds from Texas Mutual Insurance that underwrite the full cost of the C3 Accredited Employer fee. Not only does this save these companies the cost of the $2,000 accreditation fee, more importantly, it also provides them access to C3's workforce development professionals at no out-of-pocket cost to them. I cannot overstate the value of these services for construction companies, especially those that currently provide little or no craft training for their craft worker employees.
If you would like to learn more about C3's workforce development consulting services for your company, please contact C3 Associate Director, Angela Robbins (firstname.lastname@example.org). It just may be the best decision that you make this year.