Sunday, April 19, 2015
IMG 6470square 80x80   The construction industry includes people who create 3D digital models of a construction site, operators of technologically advanced million-dollar machines that use GPS control to achieve graded surfaces that are measured in millimeters and workers responsible for accurately mapping the uneven features of a raw construction site using satellite navigation systems, inertial measurement and laser scanning. Today, the best and brightest are needed in construction, and contractors are seeking just that.
training crop square 80x80   In 2014, the Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) embarked on a journey to provide resources for its members to establish training, testing and apprenticeship programs for ironworkers.
Keith Green 80x80   Keith Green began his career as a scaffolding helper in 1973 after graduating high school and worked his way up to managing field operations. Keith is now a regional training manager for Brock Services LLC.
February 18, 2015

Going Beyond the Textbook

DO NOTHING BOX 80x80   When I was hired as a plumbing instructor, I was told that one of the responsibilities of instructors at the Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) Southern California Chapter was to read and understand the curriculum and devise interesting and innovative ways to impart that information to students.
TeachingHowToWorkS   As the industry continues to recover, the skilled workforce shortage will deepen as contractors compete for an ever-shrinking pool of skilled craft professionals. The Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) released a white paper in November titled “Skilled Labor Shortage Risk Mitigation” detailing how owners and contractors should work together to mitigate problems that result from the shortage.
StudentsAtWorkSml   In an effort to streamline and automate the credential submittal process for craft instructors, NCCER is releasing its Testing Management System on Jan. 15.
ProEnergyGenSml   As a leading energy service company for the past 12 years, ProEnergy is responsible for the construction, management, operations, maintenance and repair services for energy generation facilities and equipment both nationally and internationally.
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