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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.



Stratovation Leadership Academy to Prime New Talent for Ag Leadership

The traditional business world has spun into a new dimension, and so have the challenges for businesses, organizations and their leaders. With retirements among the Baby Boom Generation and new workplace dynamics ushered in by the COVID pandemic, the time is ripe for a new crop of leadership-ready entrants to take the stage....


Portable Generator Manufacturers' Association Unveils Safety Program Geared Toward Kids

Portable generators can be life-saving sources of power in times of emergency. Unfortunately, when used improperly, they also can be deadly. It's never too early to start educating people about the safe, proper use of these tools, which is why the Portable Generator Manufacturers' Association (PGMA) is releasing a portable generator safety curriculum, "Generate Safety," designed for school-aged children....


Best Block Donates to Texas State Technical College's Construction Tech. Program

At Texas State Technical College, the formula to a great-paying career for some students starts by training with industry-standard equipment and materials to prepare for competition at the SkillsUSA Texas Postsecondary Leadership and Skills Conference and, ultimately, the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference....


Takeuchi Donates Excavator, Engine to Empower College & Career Center

Students enrolled in Empower College & Career Center's Heavy Machinery and Construction Pathway can now learn their trades by working with a real compact excavator and diesel engine courtesy of Takeuchi-US....


Build California Sees Success in Its Fourth Year

Now in its fourth year, Build California continues to advance its vision to create a steady, motivated, and skilled workforce pipeline for California's construction industry. Helping drive this effort is a team of over 60 Build California Ambassadors who connect with students at school and career events across California each month....


New Manual Offers Guidance for Building, Supporting Climate Resilient Roads in Maine

Ninety percent of the bridges and culverts on the roads in Maine that cross salt marshes and tidal waterways are not equipped to handle the ebb and flow of the tides. That means higher road maintenance costs along the state's scenic coast, along with a shortened lifespan for culverts and bridges, unplanned road closures that can put public well-being and safety at risk, and harm to commercial fisheries and important habitat....


Terex Utilities Service School Provides Instruction for More Than Just Techs

The product support team at Terex Utilities hosted 58 participants from equipment dealers, utilities and utility contractors from all across the United States and Canada. Held at the Lake Area Technical College Facility, Watertown, S.D., in June, instructors from the Terex Utilities Service School provided hands-on training for digger derricks and aerial devices....


ABC Members Invested $1.5B in Construction Workforce Education to Upskill 1.3 Million in 2022

Associated Builders and Contractors member contractors invested more than $1.5 billion to provide nearly 1.3 million course attendees with craft, leadership and safety education in 2022, according to its 2023 Workforce Development Survey, down from $1.6 billion in 2021....


VIDEO: SkillsUSA Competition Comes to Atlanta at Annual Leadership, Skills Conference

SkillsUSA held its 59th annual National Leadership & Skills Conference and TECHSPO Expo June 19-23, 2023, in Atlanta, Ga. An estimated 15,000 students, teachers, education leaders and representatives from 650 national corporations, trade associations, businesses and labor unions participated....


VIDEO: Hayden-Murphy Hosts Paving Demo for Central Lakes College

Hayden-Murphy hosted a four-day paving demonstration May 1 to 4 2023 for 83 students in the Heavy Equipment Operators program at Central Lakes College in Staples, Minn. The demo was geared toward introducing the students to the paving market as a career option and included both classroom and hands-on instruction....



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