Education

The future of the construction industry depends on strong, engaging education programs that get younger generations interested in construction and technical careers. Construction management and construction-focused engineering programs are gaining ground in colleges and universities across the country, providing more opportunities than ever for students to immerse themselves in this rewarding industry. Read about resources for learning about scholarships, program and technical training opportunities.



Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES High School Outdoor Power Equipment Program Gains AEDF Recognition

The AED Foundation (AEDF) announced that the BOCES High School District completed a successful recognition recently by adding the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES High School Outdoor Power Equipment Program located at the Ormsby Educational Center in East Aurora, N.Y., to its growing list of recognized high schools....


HEC Students Engage in MLC100-1 Assembly Safety Class

Heavy Equipment Colleges of America (HEC) students in Stonecrest, Ga., took part in an assembly safety class on May 19 that used a new Manitowoc MLC100-1. Students spent the day watching the unit being assembled and tested at the school's field-testing site shortly after HEC took delivery of the new crane....


Capital Region BOCES Tours Robert H. Finke & Sons Facility

Among the biggest challenges the industry faces is a severe shortage of technicians, specifically an extremely low number of young people willing to train to fill the positions that are open. Equipment dealerships across the country openly state that one of the biggest challenges they face in the future of their operations is being properly staffed with heavy equipment technicians....


InSite Software Prepares Students for Real-Life Construction

InSite Software's Elevation earthwork take-off and GPS modeling software is now part of the Southern Utah University (SUU) curriculum; its adoption is expected to better prepare students for the modern construction site....


JCB Announces Diesel Mechanic Apprenticeship Program

JCB North America announced the creation of a diesel mechanic apprenticeship program that comes with a $2,000 signing bonus for eligible new hires. As part of JCB North America's continued commitment to workforce development in the Coastal Region and following the success of the current manufacturing apprenticeship program, JCB is looking for talented and ambitious team members who have achieved or are currently pursuing their diesel mechanic certificate to join its diesel mechanic apprenticeship program....


Bluebeam, AGC of California Partner for Training Development

The Associated General Contractors of California (AGC) and AGC Construction Education Foundation (AGC CEF) announced a partnership with Bluebeam Inc. that features a strong focus on training, education and workforce development....


Alabama Community Colleges Could Gain Oversight of Construction Training

A pair of Alabama community college presidents believe that critical workforce development programs could be enhanced if a State Senate proposal to streamline the education construction process is approved....


Tech School Buys Volvo Loader From Hoffman Equipment

The Lehigh Career & Technical Institute (LCTI) in Schnecksville, Pa., evaluated its equipment options and decided to purchase a Volvo L90H wheel loader from Hoffman Equipment. LCTI offers technical programs ranging from medical/dental assistant to heavy equipment operations and more, making it the largest technical school of its kind in Pennsylvania and one of the largest in the country....


With Industry Assistance, Jefferson State Trains in Heavy Equipment Operation

A pilot program to train a new generation of construction equipment operators recently graduated its first students from a branch of Jefferson State Community College near Birmingham, Ala. The initiative was designed by more than 20 construction businesses and industries across the central part of the state, in partnership with the Alabama Community College System....


Innovation Has No Gender: Volvo CE Inspiring Tomorrow's Female Engineers

Following the discouraging news that it is around the age of 10 at which girls stop considering engineering as a potential career path, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) saw it as an opportunity to redress the balance....



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