A Celebration of Northeast Ohio’s Construction Excellence
By Bob Sandrick, Crain's
More than 400 builders, craftsmen and apprentices attended the inaugural Building Excellence and Craftsmanship Awards to celebrate the construction industry and its role in Northeast Ohio.
Tim Linville, CEO of the Construction Employers Association, said the awards, held March 28 at Windows on...
Latino Construction Program Preps Workers to Meet Demand
Crain's Cleveland Business' government reporter, Jay Miller.
A tightening labor market for construction workers, building plans on MetroHealth's main campus on the West Side and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's push to have the diversity of the city's population reflected in its employment are the forces behind a...
NYC Unions Recruiting More Women
By Construction Dive's Kim Slowey, Contributing Editor
Recruitment of women into New York City union apprenticeship programs is up 50%, according to a Commercial Observer op-ed piece penned by Kathleen Culhane, president of Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW), and Gary LaBarbera, president of the Building and...
CBCTC Career Fair
On Thursday, March 7 the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council (CBCTC) held an apprenticeship fair at Max Hayes High School.
Union construction apprenticeship programs allow men and women, regardless of race, the ability to develop and hone skills needed to become a highly trained and highly skilled journeymen, while...
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..."