Posted on 3/2/2017 7:54 AM By Maggie Murphy
OSHA recently issued “Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs in Construction,” a document intended to help small and medium contractors that may not have safety and health specialists on staff to create proactive safety programs. The recommendations are purely advisory and do not change any existing obligations tied to OSHA standards or create new legal obligations.
Posted on 11/30/2016 8:30 AM By Michael A. Smith
Most construction companies already have a pool of talented employees who can be trained on the ins and outs of what it means to be a construction manager. Effective training and mentoring programs need to be in place to properly retain standout employees and help them rise within the company, and that’s where some companies encounter difficulties.
Posted on 11/30/2016 8:22 AM By Joanna Masterson
I believe the construction industry will allow me to financially support myself while giving me a balance of time with my family. I also enjoy the idea of traveling for work and meeting new people and seeing different parts of the country.
Posted on 11/30/2016 7:50 AM By Joanna Masterson
NCCER has released two new training programs in response to the industry’s labor shortage and corresponding need for workforce development professionals and industry mentors.
Posted on 11/30/2016 6:45 AM By Cindy O'Hara
“We need to enable people to protect and preserve their histories through meaningful hands-on work. More people are coming into this field because it’s very satisfying to work on cultural preservation projects.”
Posted on 9/27/2016 12:12 PM By Joanna Masterson
The ABC-affiliated Greater Michigan Construction Academy has been able to expand its reach since being accredited as an institution of higher education by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training in April 2015. GMCA is the first vocational school in the country to achieve this designation.
Posted on 9/27/2016 9:42 AM By Joanna Masterson
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is working to address the industry’s worker shortage through more than 800 apprenticeship, craft training and safety training programs set up by its chapters around the country. Read on for examples of some recent initiatives supported by ABC chapters and member companies that are reaching out to students and adults from all walks of life.
Posted on 9/27/2016 5:48 AM By Joanna Masterson
D.R.B. joined Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) in 1992 and hires the majority of employees through ABC’s electrical apprenticeship program. We feel the combination of education and on-the-job training is an excellent resource for the next generation of skilled craft workers.
Posted on 8/24/2016 11:52 AM By Lauren Pinch
In 2015, S&B created a pilot program that provided accelerated, accredited training for female pipefitters. Today the Women’s Training Program is a full-fledged collaboration among S&B, United Way THRIVE and Texas Workforce Solutions, with each organization bringing something special to the training program.
Posted on 5/31/2016 7:04 AM By Joanna Masterson
It’s not easy to pass on one’s passion for something to other people in a way that makes them want to learn more, but that’s exactly what John Lupacchino of Gaylor Electric, Noblesville, Ind., has been doing for Gaylor University for the past 22 years and the Indiana/Kentucky Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) for the past 17 years.