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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 following article originally appeared in the August newsletter to clients of Kiley Advisors, LLC.  Reprinted with permission.In this robust market, there is a terrific...
The advice KBR Pipe Supervisor Chris Pullen offers to new craft professionals on the worksite is a testament to his own career.“Don’t stop.  Don’t give up.  Get the...
One of the smartest people I know is a Master Plumber who owns a small plumbing company, Two Twigs Enterprises, here in Atlanta.  Cary Mandeville is his name.  He did...
Texas has to grapple with an ever-changing job landscape in ways that its leadership has not previously considered, State Comptroller Susan Combs said in a new report titled...
Two performance evaluators at Construction and Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF) enhanced their skills by adding another certification to their credentials.CMEF Performance...
At an early age, young children, especially boys, are given all sorts of construction toys. These toys spark creativity and allow our kids the opportunity to use their imagination...
Editor's note: The following article was originally posted on the MarekBros.com blog.Power tools are used daily in our line of work; we use them to cut metal, secure fasteners,...
Construction and Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF), a training affiliate of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston, honored 44 graduates in millwright,...
Earlier this spring I attended an open house at the new Performance Verification Center in La Porte, Texas.  The Center has been created by ABC Houston and the Construction...