Margaret Hewitt Reflects on the ACE Mentoring Program
Montrie Rucker Adams of Visibility Marketing Inc.'s interview with Margaret Hewitt, President of The Construction Green Team.
How long have you been in the program?
Since the beginning. I was at University Hospitals when we started the ACE program. We were the first sponsor with Gilbane at...
Firms Creating New Models for Student Internships
Written by Jim Parson, ENR
While internships have long been a career- development staple, many contractors have taken a fresh look at their programs’ structure and content in light of the heightened competition for a shrinking talent pool"
Developer Dan Gilbert Bringing 15,000 Construction Jobs With 4 New Projects in Detroit
Article by Frank Witsil,Susan Tompor and JC Reindl, Detroit Free Press
Together, the projects are expected to take about five years to complete and add 3.2 million square feet of office, retail and residential space — plus 2,000 new parking spaces."
Kyle Jones – Offering Better Alternatives
Over 20 years ago, Kyle Jones used his experience working for ColeJon (an HVAC, facilities management company his father co-founded), to launch KBJ Incorporated. KBJ’s focus is construction management, facility support services and general contracting.
Though his construction experience and journey...
Tari Rivera – A Model for Women in Construction
It’s not often that young girls decide to follow in their father’s footsteps. At an early age, Tari S. Rivera, president of Regency Construction Services, Inc., was introduced to the construction world. Her father and grandfather worked at Floyd Browne and Associates, a civil engineering firm in...
After Decades of Pushing Bachelor’s Degrees, U.S. Needs More Tradespeople
Reported on the PBS NewsHour by Matt Krupnick, The Hechinger Report
Research by the state's 114-campus community college system showed that families and employers alike didn't know of the existence or value of vocational programs and the certifications they confer, many of which can add tens of thousands of dollars per year...
The 50 States of Construction: Interview with CEA Member and President of Welty Building Company, Don Taylor
Article by Hallie Busta of Construction Dive discussing how skilled workers are being found.
We're working with Akron Public Schools on a program for career-ready education. Not everyone in high school is college-bound or even should be going to college."
Thomas Laird, Jr - ACE Mentor Cleveland's Founding Father and Leader
Thomas Laird Jr. ACE Mentor Cleveland’s Proud Founding Father and Leader
By Montrie Rucker Adams, APR
Visibility Marketing Inc.
When Tom Laird came to Cleveland 14 years ago, he noticed that one of the things he enjoyed while in Washington, DC did not exist. At that moment, he decided to bring his passion to...
Construction Management Student Hosts Radio Show on Women in Construction
Mary Tyler March of Construction Dive shares an interview with Stephanie Crepeau, a construction management student who hosts an internet radio show about women in construction.
I wish career and technical education programs were a staple in schools everywhere. I always believed that if you want to be a carpenter you should...
Young Campers Learn Construction Skills
Reported by Patrick Reddy, Cincinnati.com
About a dozen students from Lower Price Hill, guided by Anne Miller, construction advisor for middle schools for the Spirit of Construction Foundation and volunteers from various building trades have constructed a garden shed for the community."