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Career Development

The construction industry stands alone in its diversity of occupations, crafts and breadth of opportunities for learning and leadership. Career development choices include crafts training, apprenticeships, advanced equipment operations, supervising, information technologies, project management, engineering and general management. Good educational systems should build awareness and prepare students of all ages for selecting among the many options for getting started.

I love school. Those closest to me might even say it is one of my favorite places.  Schools are full of potential, dreams, and hope for the future. They are alive with...
The sixth annual I BUILT THIS! video contest, presented by NCCER and Build Your Future (BYF), is returning this October! Designed to promote the value of craft skills and...
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...
Over the last few months, Chuck and I have shared with you the amazing progress we have seen some companies make on their craft training program creation. Most of these companies...
With a projected growth rate of 12% — much higher than the national average of 5% — the opportunities available in roofing are increasing, as are the training needs. Working...
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announced Bryan Gamble, a certified electrical contractor and instructor for the ABC Greater Tennessee Chapter, was named the 2020...
One of the most important determinants of an organization’s success is the perception of its brand in the marketplace. A company’s “brand” is defined as the perception of a...
Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston (ABC), an association representing the interests of merit shop contractors and their employees, has taken a proactive...
Houston has experienced significant disruption to its labor economy due to the COVID-19.Last week, Parker Harvey, principal economist for the Gulf Coast Workforce Board,...