For Generation Z, the Value of a Construction Career is a No-brainer
Written by Construction Dive's Associate Editor, Kathleen Brown.
Trades training is an attractive alternative to student loans for frugal Gen Zers, who seek financial success and entrepreneurial opportunities at a young age. Some Gen Zers are taking time to teach themselves tools and systems specific to construction,...
Community Finds CEA’s Outreach for Labor ‘Helpful’
By Rhonda Crowder“There is a shortage in the workforce, plenty of opportunities,” said Cesar A. Sepulveda, Manager of Community Engagement at AM Higley, to a group at the Northeast Ohio Hispanic Center, early October. And, that has been the sentiments spoken by industry professionals throughout the Opportunities in Construction...
Construction Program Moving the Needle in Hispanic Community
By Rhonda Crowder
For years, it has been difficult for minority communities to matriculate into the building trade unions. And, for members of the Hispanic community with language barriers, it could be even more complicated. But, current efforts are underway to change that dynamic.
In response to the opportunity the MetroHealth...
Pathways to Prosperity: Today’s Vocational Schools Bust Stereotypes, Offer Better College, Career Options
This news article is by Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer
As high schools specifically aimed at training students in work skills, they’re in position to prepare students to meet the demands of a changing economy and set students up for strong salaries. "
There’s a Shortage of Welders. Will More Women Fill the Gap?
Written by Liana Aghajanian, The Atlantic
Instead of enticing women into established programs dominated by men at trade schools and colleges, they’re changing the programs altogether."
Workforce Shortage Casts Shadow on St. Louis Construction Sites
This article is from the website of St. Louis Public Radio by Melody Walker
In the St. Louis region, contractors and unions report they are near full-employment, but a shortage of next generation tradesmen and women is making recruitment a top priority..."
CEA and Urban League of Greater Cleveland Spark Female Interest in Construction
By Rhonda Crowder
Work NOW, a workforce development collaboration between Construction Employers Association (CEA) and The Urban League of Greater Cleveland, wrapped up its 2018 session in July.
The Work NOW program introduces participants to the construction industry as well as teaches soft skills...
Workforce shortages – The Commodity of Skill
This article was published on ConstructionDive.com
The next 12 years are critical not only in hiring new craft professionals but also in being able to increase their knowledge and skill levels to replace the seasoned workers the industry is losing."
Interns are Construction Firm's Answer to Worker Shortage
By David Nicklaus, business columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The firm’s solution was to grow its own talent. The internship program started with two interns in 2014 and has grown to seven this summer."