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?

Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston (ABC), an association representing the interests of merit shop contractors and their employees, has taken a proactive...
As we continue to look for ways to fulfill our commitment made to our students, apprentices and trainees, the concept of the virtual classroom becomes a real solution for many of...
Members of the Pasadena Volunteer Fire Department put the FLEXVOLT 60V MAX* Chainsaw to the ultimate test at an emergency scenario rehearsal on various cars and materials with...
TXRX Labs, a non-profit in Houston, typically provides creative workspaces to its members along with workforce training opportunities to the community, but with the rise of COVID-...
Growing up among a family of teachers, it was assumed that Shanice Kirkland would follow a similar path. Instead, she decided to take her career in a completely different...
The goal of National Ladder Safety Month is to bring awareness to ladder safety, how to use ladders safely and how to use them according to the manufacturers. Ladder Safety Month’...
Madison Jackson, a full-time college student at Louisiana State University, is gaining professional experience of comprehensive construction management including billings,...
Winter has given way to spring, bringing with it temperate weather for all to enjoy. But if you work outside, be mindful; soon the weather will be getting hot and it is important...
The last decade has brought with it a significant increase in the number of claims stemming from allegations of discrimination or retaliation as a result of mental health...