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."
A Pledge to Ensure a Diverse, Inclusive Cleveland Clinic
Article on LinkedIn by Toby Cosgrove, CEO and President at Cleveland Clinic
At Cleveland Clinic, we are beginning our diversity and inclusion efforts by focusing on unconscious bias, which uncovers our biases or blind spots, while working to diminish them."
What to Do When Projects Go Bad, Part 3
By Bill Spragins, Brian Dwyer and Ed Lee, FMI Insights
In this final segment, we provide a practical framework for executives to work through the key issues impacting a project while also allowing project staff to focus their energies on completing the project."
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...
What do Successful Entrepreneurs Have in Common?
From article on INC.com by Annabel Acton, Founder, Never Liked It Anyway
The reality for most entrepreneurs is a lot of hard work, peaks, troughs, and dizzying levels of tenacity. To make it as an entrepreneur, these are the critical things you'll need to give up."
The Construction Industry Has A Big Baby Boomer Problem
Julie Littman, Bisnow Bay Area
As boomers retire, they are leaving behind a void in the job force that millennials are not interested in filling. If the industry does not address this disparity in the workforce, the labor shortage in the construction market will deepen further."
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."
Building Better with Trust-based Teams
Editor Lindsey Cole of The Daily Commercial News (DCN) by ConstructConnect discusses award-winning author and futurist Rex Miller's analyses of why Trust-based teams build better.
"We have a lot of smart teams but we don't have a lot of healthy teams," Miller stated, adding trust is...
Future Executives Committee
Whether it's touring an apprenticeship training center or learning about best practices for LinkedIn, the Future Executives Committee always seeks to expand their knowledge, experience and professional network...