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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.



VIDEO: Build California Video Series Highlights Women in Industry

Build California, a workforce development initiative created by the Associated General Contractors of California's Construction Education Foundation (CEF), has released a new "Women Build California" video series featuring women with different skillsets and career pathways in the construction industry....


VIDEO: Managing Project Costs, Risks — How CM/GC Can Help

Over the past decade, collaborative contracting methods have become more prominent in infrastructure projects. These project delivery practices, also known as "alternative procurement," are differentiated between traditional low-bid or hard-bid contracting by the early involvement of the contractor in the planning and design phases of the project....


Clarkson University Launches New MS in Construction Engineering Management

In launching its new Master of Science in Construction Engineering Management (MSCEM), Clarkson University leaders considered many factors, but two striking statistics made it clear the time was now for this program....


Eagle Power & Equipment Hosts Hauling Compliance Course

Eagle Power & Equipment and PALICA held a Hauling Compliance Course Sept. 21, 2022, at the equipment dealer's Montgomeryville, Pa., facility. The course, led by Pennsylvania State Troopers Anthony (Dan) Falgares and Sean Ahearn, as well as Dalton Leonard, motor carrier enforcement officer of the Pennsylvania State Police, was open to all companies, organizations and individuals who haul equipment in Pennsylvania....


Company Wrench Creates Service Tech Apprenticeship Program

Company Wrench recently signed Branyon Dodds and Kevin Tyler to its apprenticeship program, the Company Wrench Academy. The program gives recent high school graduates the opportunity to obtain their associates degree in diesel technology with tuition, housing, books and supplies paid for by Company Wrench....


Milton CAT Partners With Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Tech High School

With the recent shortage of people entering the construction industry, combined with the hiring challenges every company is faced with, Milton CAT and its sister companies, SITECH Northeast, Milton Rents and Tri-Point Construction Layout, have partnered with Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School (BVT) in Upton, Mass., to offer career development support to its students....


SCA Announces Slag Cement University

The Slag Cement Association (SCA), a leading source of knowledge for slag cement and slag blended cements through promotion, education and technology development, has launched Slag Cement University. Designed for university professors and students, Slag Cement University is a resource and central repository of educational resources on slag cement use in concrete construction....


IAAP Invites Teachers to Its Illinois Teachers Workshop 'Rocks, Minerals & Mining in Today's Society'

The Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers invites teachers to its three-day workshop July 20 to 22, on the importance of rocks, minerals and mining in daily life. The workshop includes tours of active mining operations, lectures and hands-on activities providing teachers with information, tools and activities that they can use in their classrooms....


How Sustainability Works for Your Contracting Company

Sustainability is a growing concern for all segments of the economy, including construction and paving companies. Not only because of the environmental impact on the community, but for the economic impact on companies as well....


AGC, Procure Launch Leadership Development Program

Procore Technologies Inc., a provider of construction management software, together with the Associated General Contractors of California (AGC), recently announced Project Engage: 2022 Leadership Development Program....



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