National Center for Construction Education and Research


Diversity Drives Wearables Technology in Construction

Worker safety is a major component of the construction equation, and COVID-19 has made it even more critical. Rapidly shifting demographics on the job site demand modifications to personal protective equipment in the form of comfort, ergonomics and cutting-edge technology....


College, Ironpeddlers Work to Close Operator Shortfall

For several years, construction companies of all sizes have been faced with a pronounced shortage of people looking to work in the building trade, including folks to operate heavy machinery. In many cases, job seekers are unaware of the salaries and benefits construction careers can provide them — if they possess the necessary skills....


Apprenticeship Program Makes Big Difference in Recruitment

Thanks to a Pre-Apprenticeship Program in Heavy Highway Construction, lives are changing. It's no secret that constructing highways and bridges (aka heavy highway construction) is an exciting field with higher than average job growth....


Gov. Fallin Recognizes Need for Construction Workers

The construction industry is one of Oklahoma's largest industries, employing more than 82,000 Oklahomans, but a nationwide skills gap is leaving many of those construction jobs unfilled. Oklahoma predicts a growth of 12 percent in the construction industry in the next eight years, and across the country there is expected to be a need for 700,000 new construction professionals by 2026....


New Construction Technology Programs Begin in October

Central Arizona College (CAC) began offering new Industrial Construction and Concrete Construction Certificate courses on Oct. 6, 2017. The classes for industrial construction, concrete construction, heavy equipment operator, structural welding and pipefitting are being offered on Fridays and Saturdays through the completion of the fall semester....






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