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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.

With the support of a wide variety of companies and organizations from the construction industry, Construction Career Collaborative hosted 36 teams at its 5th annual golf...
The Construction Citizen team recently took a tour of classrooms at Lee College and spoke with Pipefitting Instructor Mark Hartley and Welding Instructor George Vance.
Describing the situation as a “perfect storm,” the President of Lee College in Baytown says the school is constantly innovating and working closely with the business community to...
Marek Dallas Division President John Hinson wrote the following President’s Message for AWCI's Construction Dimension magazine. Hinson is the 2015-2016 President of AWCI.I  ...
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...