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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.

The first annual C3 Career Fair for Houston-area high school students was considered a great success by students, teachers, and industry professionals.  Elizabeth McPherson...
Blanson Career and Technical Education High School of the the Aldine ISD in Houston uses CM Labs’ Vortex simulators equipped with excavator training software in their learning lab...
Across all fields of construction, the industry is seeing a severe labor shortage during a time when it should be flourishing. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics...
Recently, a friend retired. He told me in the last year of his work that he had been, “Cut out of the herd” at work.For a minute I was taken aback by that statement but the more I...
Associated Builders and Contractors announced this week that Clemon Prevost, a senior talent development specialist for Fluor’s U.S. Gulf Coast Craft Training Center in Pasadena,...
The employee retention rate among workers in a company with a robust culture of training is much higher than in those companies without such a culture, and absenteeism is markedly...
In an effort to inspire an interest in young women to consider a career in the construction industry, the Construction & Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF), the...
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...
The number of women in the U.S. construction industry is on the rise. From apprentices to craft professionals, estimators and executives, women are represented in all facets of...