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.



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....


IAAP Awards Latest Education Foundation Scholarships

The Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) Education Foundation Scholarship program strengthens the Illinois aggregates industry by promoting the education of worthy students learning and training to be the next generation of professionals in the industry....


Curry Supply to Host Virtual Event From Arizona Facility

Curry Supply is hosting a virtual event live from its newest facility in Gilbert, Ariz., on April 14 to15, 2021. Registrants across the United States will have the ability to tune in to hear from the executive sales team as they host product demonstrations on some of the company's most sought-after work trucks, like crash attenuators, fuel/lube trucks, water trucks, service bodies and more....


Registration Open for Next CASE LIVE Webcast: Fluids & Filters to Optimize Machine Performance

Case Construction Equipment has announced the next installment of CASE LIVE: Fluids & Filters to Optimize Machine Performance, which will be held on March 24 at 10 a.m. CST. In this CASE LIVE virtual event, Case experts will discuss keys to operational success related to fluids and filters, the advantages of OEM-approved fluids and filters, the importance of fluid testing and other best practices for ensuring the health and performance of equipment....


Old Middle Tennessee State University Dorms Being Demoed to Build New Academic Building

Demolition of Abernathy and Ezell halls on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in Murfreesboro, Tenn., began in February, clearing the way for the new School of Concrete and Construction Management slated to open in fall 2022....


UMaine Unveils 'Transformative' $110M Athletic Facilities Plan

The University of Maine unveiled its transformative $110 million athletic facilities master plan in February, due to the generosity of the late businessman Harold Alfond. The initiative honors Alfond's legacy of support for Maine education and athletics by providing modern facilities for all 17 varsity programs at the state's only Division 1 athletic program and improving the overall UMaine student experience....



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