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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.

When Clemon Prevost was a kid, he noticed the repairman who would come to the house to fix the TV earned as much in an hour as his dad did for a whole day’s work. So by 13 years...
Craft professionals in construction have the “gift of choice” and the chance to be the author of their own future. That was the main message from Mike Bellaman, President and CEO...
United Tool and Fastener (UTF) is supporting Construction Career Collaborative (C3) and its partner, the Houston Chapter of National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC),...
Elizabeth McPherson talks with Quincy Gibbs at a Signing Day for graduates of a Construction and Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF) Ready for Industry Boot Camp.
When thinking about a future career, employment opportunities and high-paying salaries rank right at the top, even for Gen Z. With construction offering job advancement and...
The Commission on Texas Workforce of the Future has been created to recommend legislation for submission during the next legislative session in 2021 to alleviate the skilled...
Someone is finally getting the message that the four-year “post-secondary” degree is quickly becoming a thing of the past and that “skills learning”, especially certified skills...
As the 2018-2019 school year closes and we watch the first wave of craft workers hired from the C3 Career Fair enter the workforce as they move beyond graduation, I am reminded...
Over 1000 high school juniors and seniors interested in construction as a career from 35 schools around the Dallas/Fort Worth area interacted with 81 construction companies during...