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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.

Last month the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) released the results of a national survey of nearly 700 construction firms which revealed that 74% of construction...
One of the guys who originally inspired me to advocate on behalf of the blue collar workforce here in Texas, Mike Rowe, has come under fire lately because he's not afraid to...
Business leaders and educators in Texas are coming together to talk about how they can better cooperate following the passage of sweeping education reforms.  Those reforms,...
The Construction Citizen team has written many times about the growing controversy over whether college is becoming obsolete and actually a liability for many in America. ...
On Wednesday, March 20th, Construction Career Day was held on the Warren High School campus in San Antonio, Texas – the site of Northside Independent School District’s...
No, that is not in reference to the rise in births after the storms on the East Coast, it refers to the shortages in skilled labor that are beginning to be a real concern for the...
I was the keynote speaker for the American Subcontractors Association (ASA) Houston Chapter last week. As I try to do on those occasions, I asked a couple of questions of the...