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Rebranding Construction Careers

Common topic in construction workforce development circles is the need for a communication plan that does two things: 1) promote construction careers in a manner that makes them more desirable to a younger population and 2) overcome misconceptions influencers have regarding skilled trade careers.

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Commitment to the Future

National Apprenticeship Week — held last November — is a big deal for the construction industry. This nationwide celebration gives businesses, communities and educators the opportunity to showcase their apprenticeship programs and apprentices while providing valuable information to career seekers.

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2020 Construction Outlook

Construction firms expect continued high demand for projects, yet they remain concerned about their ability to find and keep qualified workers, according to a new survey, Strong Demand for Work Amid Stronger Demand for Workers: The 2020 Construction Hiring and Business Outlook Report.

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Woman Boss

Women comprise 9.9 percent of the construction industry workforce, with an even smaller number of women on the front lines - an estimated 1 percent.

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More than Providing an Education, New Trade School Helps Students Find Meaning in Industry Work

With a goal to equip students with the employability and technical skills required for employment and/or advanced training in construction and related fields, the Riverchase Career Connection Skilled Trades Academy in Birmingham, Alabama, is off to a great start.

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AGC Member Pays Artistic Tribute to the Industry’s Men and Women

At a time when contractors are doing all they can to attract more millennials and Gen Zers to the industry, utilizing an inspirational poem by Eric Borden, a longtime heavy equipment operator and “The Pasture Poet,” can help immeasurably.

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Contractors Roll Up their Sleeves on Workforce Development

In an effort to combat a shortage of skilled workers — in combination with a "college-for-all" mentality that is prevalent in many U.S. high schools — workforce development opportunities are on the rise.

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