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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.

Someone is finally getting the message that the four-year “post-secondary” degree is quickly becoming a thing of the past and that “skills learning”, especially certified skills...
As the 2018-2019 school year closes and we watch the first wave of craft workers hired from the C3 Career Fair enter the workforce as they move beyond graduation, I am reminded...
Over 1000 high school juniors and seniors interested in construction as a career from 35 schools around the Dallas/Fort Worth area interacted with 81 construction companies during...
Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston, an association representing the interests of merit shop contractors and their employees, along with its educational...
The first annual C3 Career Fair for Houston-area high school students was considered a great success by students, teachers, and industry professionals.  Elizabeth McPherson...
Blanson Career and Technical Education High School of the the Aldine ISD in Houston uses CM Labs’ Vortex simulators equipped with excavator training software in their learning lab...
Across all fields of construction, the industry is seeing a severe labor shortage during a time when it should be flourishing. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics...
Recently, a friend retired. He told me in the last year of his work that he had been, “Cut out of the herd” at work.For a minute I was taken aback by that statement but the more I...
Associated Builders and Contractors announced this week that Clemon Prevost, a senior talent development specialist for Fluor’s U.S. Gulf Coast Craft Training Center in Pasadena,...