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Six-week Massachusetts construction crash course prepares low income, minority workers for the industry

Six-week Massachusetts construction crash course...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 25, 2014

As the U.S. construction industry continues to explore ways to battle the current skilled worker shortage, a training program in ...

Milwaukee County dedicates $400,000 to construction, trades training

Milwaukee County dedicates $400,000 to construction,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 21, 2014

Using money from real estate sales, Milwaukee County recently provided a lot of help in the funding of a training ...

More funding, charter schools part of AGC’s plan to thwart construction’s skilled worker shortage

More funding, charter schools part of AGC’s plan...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 14, 2014

During an event at the Washburn Institute of Technology in Topeka, Kansas, the Associated General Contractors of America unveiled its plan to ...

Construction skills boot camp in St. Louis to shut down due to lack of funding

Construction skills boot camp in St. Louis to shut down...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 28, 2014

After 14 years of equipping unemployed minorities with the skills necessary for a job in the construction industry, the Construction ...

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 ...

Terex AWP to launch online telehandler training this year

Terex AWP to launch online telehandler training this...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 07, 2013

Terex Aerial Work Platforms plans to launch an online operator training program for telehandlers by the end of this year, ...

Minnesota construction training program for women has 90% job placement rate

Minnesota construction training program for women has...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 26, 2013

Facing big projects like the St. Croix Crossing bridge, the Central Corridor Light Rail and a new football stadium for the ...

European neighbors look to Germany’s vocational training system in order to combat high youth unemployment rates

European neighbors look to Germany’s vocational...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 04, 2013

As of late, Germany has been receiving a lot of attention and praise for its dual-education system. A system the ...

OSHA to hold safety stand-down on heat-related illnesses on Southeast jobsites tomorrow, June 4

OSHA to hold safety stand-down on heat-related...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 03, 2013

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced that tomorrow, Tuesday June 4, it will hold one-hour safety stand downs ...

Any telescoping service truck crane with lifting capacity within 2,000 to 14,000 pounds falls within the rules of the OSHA 1926 Subpart CC.

You may already be in violation of OSHA’s new...

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 21, 2013

Editors note: Last week OSHA proposed to delay service truck crane operator certification from November 1014 to November 2017. We ...

Lack of skilled construction workers and technicians could choke off economic recovery

Lack of skilled construction workers and technicians...

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 07, 2013

Goldman Sachs today released a report naming the 40 stocks it thinks will boom in the coming months. Not surprising, ...

U.S. needs to “Think Big” like Germany if it wants to escape construction, technician labor shortage

U.S. needs to “Think Big” like Germany if...

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 03, 2013

Contractors and equipment dealers struggling to find a solution to the shortage of trained technicians in the United States, need ...

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