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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.

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...
In early Spring 2013, under the guidance of Cary Seabolt and Marcus Bollum of Marek Brothers Systems, the planning began for an American Subcontractors Association - Houston...
So, you’re a regular reader of Construction Citizen and you’re thinking, “I already have 141 ideas for solving the construction industry’s labor shortage!” Stick with me because...
In what will hopefully be the first in a series of events like it across Texas, business leaders and educators from the Houston area gathered to talk about the best ways they can...
For some, the holidays are all about food, football, family reunions and reflecting on the gifts for which we are most thankful.  As I prepare to celebrate in the days to...
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. ...