Construction Recruiting Still a Challenge
Construction Dive's Debbie Reslock talks about the challenges of finding new construction recruits.
The training programs are there, but inspiring students to go into construction is still one of the biggest battles the industry faces today."
Trump Signs Executive Order to Expand Apprenticeships
From The White House - Office of the Press Secretary
The order would devote funds to promoting apprenticeships with a particular focus on ‘students at accredited secondary and postsecondary educational institutions, including community colleges.’ Funds would also be used to expand youth participation in...
Work Now Graduate: Lauren Benton, Carpenter Apprentice
Lauren Benton was a participant in the Work Now: Construction Initiative held at CEA, in partnership with the Urban League of Greater Cleveland (ULGC).
As you all know, I completed the program with the intent of becoming a carpenter apprentice.... I'm more than happy to report that things are going really well! Work is very...
Ohio Sen. Huffman Wants to Allow a Prevailing Wage Opt Out
Ohio cities could stop paying prevailing wage to construction workers under proposed bill
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Local governments could opt out of paying Ohio's prevailing wage on public construction projects under a new proposal from state Sen. Matt Huffman.
New Ohio Workforce Supply Tool Helps Employers Find Skilled Labor
The Ohio Department of Higher Education, the Governor's Office of Workforce Transformation and the Department of Job and Family Services have created a new online tool to help Ohio employers find workers to fill in-demand jobs, Karen Farkas of Cleveland.com reports.
The tool is on the OhioMeansJobs website. It...
The Importance of Diversity in Apprenticeships
Recruiting apprentices can help increase diversity in the construction industry, Lonnie Coleman of Coleman Spohn Corp. writes for the United States Department of Labor.
To move our country and industry forward, it is important for all stakeholders and trades to promote apprenticeship as a viable option for those seeking career paths...
The Benefits of Choosing an Apprenticeship
Apprenticeships provide great benefits to both students and employers, explains Lee Worley, executive director of apprenticeship and training programs for Iron Workers in Washington, D.C., in an Engineering News-Record article.
It is time to stop telling our young people that their only path to success is a four-year...
Urge Your Representatives to Stop Harmful Unemployment Legislation
In the next two weeks, the Ohio General Assembly plans to pass unemployment legislation that would likely harm Ohio's construction workforce by reducing unemployment compensation and making it harder to obtain.
Numerous surveys this year have shown that contractors are already having a hard time finding enough skilled career tradesmen...
Women in Construction: Megan Walkowiak, Carpenter
By Rocky Hwasta of the Cleveland Building Trades Tradeswomen committee
Megan Walkowiak is not your typical carpenter in many ways. Being a woman places her in the less than thrilling percentage of 3% of all carpenters who are females. Additionally, she received support from her contractor father who is also a member of the...
The Benefits of an Apprenticeship Model of Job Training
Almost 14% of 16-24 year olds are not in school or working, Larry Stewart of ForConstructionPros.com reports. In this article, he discusses the benefits of apprenticeships in today's world.
Apprenticeships develop highly skilled employees. Once established, they also reduce turnover rates, increase productivity,...