A Sustainable Workforce Starts With You

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.

I created the Mobilization 2 Completion initiative as a means to address the growing need for a sustainable skilled construction workforce.  Research has shown that the...
First 15 students complete four-year apprenticeship program in sheet metalOn January 16, fourteen men and one woman were celebrated by their friends, families, instructors, and...
While some believe education reforms passed by the Texas Legislature last year offer the right alternatives for students who may want to go to college or immediately enter a...
Successful construction CEO’s and senior leadership teams are constantly striving to take their companies to “the next level.”  The best teams have a clear vision of what...
The Construction Citizen team has long held the position that any good faith effort to try to close the skills gap in America should be welcomed with open arms. The players on...
The following is a blog written by a student at John Jay Science and Engineering Academy in San Antonio, who took part in the ACE (Architecture, Construction, and Engineering...
Recent reports and studies have found that public education’s focus on 4-year college degrees has led to diminished emphasis on Career and Technical Education (CTE).  But...
Several advancements of Construction Career Collaborative were announced at the annual AGC Business meeting on January 23, 2014.First, the Construction Career Collaborative (C3)...
In Texas political races all over the state, candidates are being grilled about what they think of sweeping education reforms passed by the legislature last year.  While...