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Alabama backs dual enrollment for high school students to boost skilled workforce

Alabama backs dual enrollment for high school students...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 07, 2014

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley recently detailed a plan he hopes will increase the number of skilled workers in the state ...

Divergence of construction spending and employment could point to “fundamental change” in the industry

Divergence of construction spending and employment...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 17, 2014

Recently, the folks at Business Insider put together a nicely done and comprehensive article on the skilled labor shortage affecting ...

Maryland shadow program works to draw high school students to construction training

Maryland shadow program works to draw high school...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 12, 2014

Through the end of this month a vocational school in Fredrick, Maryland is offering students the opportunity to get a ...

VIDEO: Advice from a master woodworker on the shortage of skilled craftsmen

VIDEO: Advice from a master woodworker on the shortage...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jan 08, 2014

If you're looking for a positive message to start off the year, something about character, craftsmanship, leadership and where you're ...

How Immigration reform could bring an end to construction’s skilled worker shortage

How Immigration reform could bring an end to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 06, 2014

What's "step one" in ending the skilled worker shortage currently plaguing construction companies across the U.S.? If you ask Stan ...

Report: Washington D.C. excludes successful construction-trades academy from “priority” career initiative funding

Report: Washington D.C. excludes successful...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 13, 2013

Despite a 90-percent graduation rate and a more-than 60-percent college-going rate, a Washington D.C. construction-trades academy was excluded from funding ...

3: Be Fair

3: Be Fair

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 12, 2013

Treating everyone fairly and treating everyone equally isn’t the same thing. If you treat everyone exactly the same, they’ll think ...

2: Be Open and Honest

2: Be Open and Honest

Posted by Amy Materson on Nov 12, 2013

Although it’s your company, you should want your employees to be interested and invested in the well-being of the firm. ...

1: Have the “Right” People

1: Have the “Right” People

Posted by Amy Materson on Nov 12, 2013

Attracting and retaining people isn’t enough. You have to hire and keep people who are a good fit for the ...

3 culture-changing steps contractors can take to combat the skilled worker shortage

3 culture-changing steps contractors can take to combat...

Posted by Amy Materson on Nov 12, 2013

There’s been no shortage of attention lately to the skilled worker shortage. Although industry advocates like Mike Rowe have been ...

Indiana Gov. Pence wants to “make career and vocational education a priority in every high school”

Indiana Gov. Pence wants to “make career and...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 31, 2013

The state of Indiana spends $100 million each year on on vocational education in its high schools. However, only a ...

In campaign to end the skilled worker shortage, Mike Rowe unafraid of reaching into both sides of the aisle

In campaign to end the skilled worker shortage, Mike...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 30, 2013

As part of his Profoundly Disconnected campaign to make students and, really, the country in general, aware of the opportunities ...

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