How to Spark a Craft Workforce Revolution
By Rachel Burris, Construction Business Owner
There are several steps that the industry can take to transform the U.S. workforce, and the first of these is to establish and strengthen career awareness and education opportunities. The construction industry rallying behind a public-awareness campaign has the potential to change parents...
Iron Workers' Be That One Guy: Diversity, Harassment and Retention
Supporting women and minorities workers is critical in the construction industry. Women account for fewer than 4% of the construction trades workforce.
The Iron Workers' Be That One Guy (BTOG) program addresses diversity matters and nondiscrimination rights in the workplace. Be That One Guy also...
Just 9.1% of America's Construction Workers are Women—Here's What It's Like to be one of Them
Article by Courtney Connley, CNBC
Sinade Caroll was on her way home from nursing school one evening six years ago when she saw an ad on the New York City subway for Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW), an organization that trains women for careers in construction, utility and maintenance trades.
ACE Mentorship Program - The Impact of Mentorship
The positive impact of mentorship in a young adult's life is invaluable. Become a mentor, be the change in a student's life.
New ACE Mentor Information Session:
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The ACE Mentor Program of Cleveland invites individuals with an interest in mentoring Cleveland...
ACE Alumni Spotlight: Bakari Ballard, Discovering Your True Passion Through ACE
“ACE helped guide me through the process of knowing what I wanted to major in. First, I wanted to be an architect, then I thought I wanted to be an engineer. By the end of my ACE 11th grade year, I fell in love with construction and learned more about the business side of the industry, a sector I never...
4 Steps to Motivate Your Workforce to Perform Their Best
By George Hedley, ForConstructionPros.com
Your job is to discover each employee’s differences, what makes them tick and help them achieve their goals in order for you to reach your business goals. To motivate your workforce, you've got to give them a reason to be motivated. People are motivated for their reasons, not...
5 Ways Small, Minority-Owned Firms can Build Success
Written by Kim Slowey, Construction Dive
Federal, state and even city and county agencies have special programs that give qualified minority- and woman-owned business enterprises (MWBEs) and other disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs), such as service-disabled veterans, a chance to bid on and win certain construction projects ranging...
Hiring Ex-convicts on the Table to Fill Open Construction Jobs
This article was written by Editor Jessica Lombardo, ForConstructionPros.com
It's impossible to talk to contractors in the asphalt industry without hearing their frustration in finding workers to fill the open job positions they have. Business owners are trying everything to attract people to these careers and are expanding...
Managing the Hispanic Workforce
By Jacob M. Monty, Construction Business Owner
In legally representing employers with large Hispanic workforces, many of the errors I have seen have been perpetrated by good-hearted employers who did not acknowledge the unique background features, social norms and histories of their Latino workers.
The right knowledge helps...
Nolee Anderson, Professional Carpenter Is Educating Young Women On Careers In The Trades
By Cheryl Robinson, Forbes.com
Nolee Anderson, founder of Joist and a professional carpenter, is dedicated to educating young women of the various career paths available to them through a skilled trade. Joist was created to offer young girls and women the exposure, excitement and encouragement to cultivate practical skills in a safe...