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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.

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...
Someone asked me to write a blog that would focus on how a lack of training would hurt your business and how a skills training program would make your business more robust and...
Elizabeth McPherson visited an active construction site in the Texas Medical Center where she was able to interview MAREK craft professional Laura Contreres and her superintendent...
The rock band Metallica has donated $100,000 each to 10 two-year community colleges to support students in workforce education programs in communities that have supported the band.
A new report from the Washington State Auditor's Office shows that "good jobs in the skilled trades are going begging because students are being almost universally steered to...