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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 head of the National Association of Women in Construction says the absolute most important thing she can say to women considering jobs in the industry is “don’t let anyone...
Today is a day of rest for those who toil in the hot sun or blistering cold every day to build Texas and the rest of America.  Millions regularly wake up before 5 am, drink...
At an event honoring several who recently advanced within Marek’s workforce development program, John Roberts, Executive Vice President for Jones Lang LaSalle, applauded the...
Many successful companies have taken the skilled labor shortage into their own hands and have developed their own training programs to supply their needs for skilled craft...
The following article was originally published by Forbes and authored by Jennifer Latson. Reprinted with permission.While the Houston metro-area boasts one of the fastest growing...
According to recent data from the Construction Labor Market Analyzer, the construction industry will need 1.5 million additional craft professionals by 2019.  To highlight...
The following was written by Tim Tokarczyk, a Leadership Consultant with FMI Corporation:Leaders in the industry today deal with many challenges on a daily basis—finding and...
Executives from S&B, Marek, and ISC discussed opportunities in the construction industry with students in the adult education classes at Community Family Centers in Houston.
As Industrial Hygiene and Safety Professionals, we introduced the idea of viewing safety through a performance-based looking glass and the value it brings by increasing our sphere...