Where will the Construction Workers come from as the Post-Fire North Coast Rebuilds?
Article written by The Press Democrat's, Bill Swindell
Along with local agencies, the industry has responded with efforts to expedite training for high school students as well as adult education programs so people can quickly enter the workforce. Also being explored is the concept of using workers who might have barriers, such as...
Tools of the Trades: How Apprenticeships are Making a Comeback
This article was written Rachel Madison of Utah Business.
Several Utah organizations have beefed up their apprenticeship programs and created other initiatives specifically to entice high school students and young adults to consider careers in the trades."
Civil Rights Transportation Symposium Scholarship
In celebration of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s 2nd Annual Civil Rights Transportation Symposium, (3) Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to (3) individual students currently enrolled in a post high school education focusing in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) related fields. The Civil Rights...
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...
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."
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."