A Sustainable Workforce Starts With You

A Salute to Skilled Craft Professionals on Labor Day

ABC Greater Houston Celebrates the Men and Women in the Construction Industry

The skills, work ethic, and safety of our craft professionals represent the foundation of our nation and community’s built environment. These men and women also contribute to an industry that accounted for $1.1 billion in spending in 2015.

Ensuring that this critical resource is perpetuated for the generations ahead is the mission of the Construction Career Collaborative (C3), an alliance of socially responsible Owners, Contractors, and Specialty Contractors, with a mission to positively affect the issues facing the craft worker for the commercial construction industry, and endorsed and led by executives/members of ABC/CMEF, AGC Houston, ASA, and several other trade associations. C3 is based on three principles to support the craft professional: Financial Security, Health, and Well-Being; Safety Training; and Craft Training.

In conjunction with the Greater Houston Partnership’s UpSkill initiative, this represents a broad-based coalition of business leaders, employers, non-profits, and educators with a common goal of enhancing and communicating the best career pathways for our region’s developing workforce.

At ABC, we believe in rewarding hard work, finely honed skills, and competitive drive. This free enterprise philosophy drives all of us in the construction industry to achieve great things as we continue to build the structures we live, play, and learn in.