A Sustainable Workforce Starts With You

Renewing the Workforce

Construction is a large and complex worldwide industry constantly shaped by new information technologies, advanced materials, environmental policies, regulations and changing building methods. Most importantly, though, construction is shaped by people. Sustaining a strong industry requires attracting and valuing a skilled, career-driven, high quality workforce... who also like to build! How is the construction industry attracting the skilled workforce for future growth market demands? Do prospective candidates see construction as a viable career choice?

United Tool and Fastener (UTF) took part in the Independent Electrical Contractor (IEC) Texas Gulf Coast Chapter Safety Rodeo on Wednesday, April 17, from 10am to 2pm, as a safety...
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...
Chuck Gremillion, the Executive Director of the Construction Career Collaborative, writes about the newly formed metrics committee which has been convened to identify and collect...
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...
Read an inspiring report from one of the facilitators of the first annual Construction Career Collaraboritive Career Fair.
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...
“Stereotypes, and stigmas, and images – and they are all rooted in fiction.  It’s not true anymore.  My foundation trains hundreds of people in these skilled trades, and...
We have written about the various ways that wage theft in the construction industry occurs through the misclassification of workers as independent contractors, whereby workers are...
On April 4, United Tool and Fastener had the privilege of sponsoring and presenting at the 1st annual C3 Career Fair in the Fort Bend Independent School District Wheeler Field...