• Good Jobs That Pay Without a BA – A State-by-State Analysis

    From GoodJobsData.org:  Click here for the report, “Good Jobs That Pay without a BA: A State-by-State Analysis“. About the Source: The Good Jobs Project, a research project by The Georgetown Center and JPMorgan Chase, is created to...

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  • Lets Stop Talking About the Construction Skills Shortage and Do Something About It Ourselves

    From The Square Tech Group on LinkedIn:  Seven months ago we launched The Square Construction App. This week we won a Building Award for Digital Efficiency of 2017. Since launching we’ve successfully run several apprenticeship campaigns in...

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  • Video: “A Lifetime Love of Building” #YeahIBuiltThat

    An animated video titled, “A Lifetime Love of Building” was completed this week. The video is the latest installment of the Construction Forum Education Foundation’s program to engage, support, and mentor young people toward fulfilling careers. The...

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  • Video: BUD Graduation Was A Family Affair

    It was truly a family affair when the 11th cohort of the Building Union Diversity (BUD) program graduated last Tuesday (Oct. 24) in ceremonies at the Electrical Industry Training Center. There were spouses and moms present, as...

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  • Awards Focus on Collaboration, Long View for Future Workforce

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL Sitting together talking at the Construction Forum Education Foundation’s Building Tomorrow awards on Wednesday (Oct. 25) were the top executives of SLATE, Mission STL, and MERS/Goodwill. The three agencies...

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  • MCA/SLCCC Teach Future Foremen Cultural Competence

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL Three decades ago, as a young project manager, Deborah Henry was introduced by a superintendent to a supplier as “our token woman”.  As McCarthy’s first woman project engineer at...

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  • The surprisingly short list of US metro areas achieving inclusive economic growth

    From The Brookings Institution. In research and strategy circles around economic growth and development, the concept of “inclusive growth” is all the rage Internationally, organizations including the OECD, World Bank, World Economic Forum, Asian Development Bank, and...

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  • Video:How the opioid crisis decimated the American workforce

    From PBS: In northeastern Ohio, employers say they see jobseekers all the time who look like “the walking dead,” would-be workers struggling with opioid addiction. The problem is so great, reports economics correspondent Paul Solman, that it’s had...

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  • SIBA & SICAP to Host Metro Construction Career Expo

    With thousands of skilled workers in the construction trades set to retire this decade, more and more opportunities are arising for today’s youth to take advantage of the promising future this industry can have for them. The...

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  • A New Blueprint for America’s Construction Trades

    From CBS News:  It’s been a month since Hurricane Harvey devastated the city of Houston and Southeast Texas. Damage estimates go up to $190 billion. The cleanup has begun, but a major shortage is looming for the rebuilding...

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