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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.

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...
The Associated General Contractors of America is working through its local chapters to find ways to address the catch-22 of older workers retiring while fewer graduating students...
381 Companies Engage Thousands of Georgia StudentsCharles Crosby owns his own construction company in Atlanta.  Every year he carves out three full days to volunteer for the...
Editor’s note:  The original version of this article written by Matthew Waller was published in the San Angelo Standard‑Times and other newspapers across Texas from the...
Mike Holland wrote that 26 years ago, in response to the ongoing struggle for an adequate craft workforce, the Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston (ABC) and the...
Originally posted on MarekBros.com.Marek’s Atlanta Branch sponsored and participated in the annual CEFGA Career Expo and Skills USA State Championship on March 13th-14th. This...