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The Three Best Ways to Find Construction Jobs in Michigan

Posted by Heather Smith on Jul 17, 2017 10:22:00 AM

 

Are you interested in a job in the construction industry but don't know where to start? Maybe you are in need of a career change and have no idea what is out there for you. Lucky for you, you're in the right place, so keep reading.

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Topics: Construction Career

How to Make Construction Sexy

Posted by Heather Smith on Jul 12, 2017 4:16:53 PM
One of the key reasons Michigan Construction started was because we believe that the world needs to know how cool and “sexy” construction really is. Last April, a group of business leaders challenged Michigan marketers to put the sizzle back in skilled trades. We are breaking down stereotypes commonly associated with the construction industry: Low Pay, Dirty, Dumb, Shallow, Uneducated, Unsafe. And yes, we hope to make plumbers sexy too.
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Topics: Michigan Construction Movement

The Construction Association of Michigan (CAM) joins the Michigan Construction Movement

Posted by Heather Smith on Jun 29, 2017 12:42:35 PM

Michigan Construction would like to welcome the Construction Association of Michigan (CAM) to the movement that is uniting the industry and changing the way people connect with careers in construction.

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Topics: Michigan Construction Movement

3D: Develop, Design, Deliver – CAM Offers Free 5 Day Boot Camp and an Opportunity to Connect with Construction Employers.

Posted by Heather Smith on Jun 28, 2017 4:15:54 PM

In 2014, the Construction Association of Michigan convened industry stakeholders to address a single question: “What keeps you up at night?” Throughout a series of roundtable discussions attended by owners, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers, one of the key issues leading to sleepless nights was the lack of a qualified workforce. State budget cuts led to termination of vocational training at the high school level and parents and educators pushed students to colleges and universities instead of trade schools and hands-on apprenticeships. As a result, construction industry employers are struggling to fill all levels, including skilled trades, estimators, and project managers.

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Topics: Construction Career

Closing Michigan’s Construction Talent Gap: Infrastructure Employers Pave the Way

Posted by Brindley Byrd on Jun 22, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Across the entire supply chain, from raw materials to the completed project, Michigan’s construction industry is facing an unprecedented construction talent gap. The construction workforce development pipeline is broken. Home builders, in particular are claiming worker shortage is reaching crisis level.

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Topics: Michigan Construction Movement

37-Million and Counting: Michigan Construction Campaign Well Underway

Posted by Brindley Byrd on Jun 20, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Michigan is very familiar with the process of creating a single brand to promote a critical issue impacting the state economy.  In 2008, the Pure Michigan® brand was created to market Michigan as a travel and tourism destination.

Millions of people throughout the country have seen the Pure Michigan® campaign on their televisions or heard it on the radio.  The melodic sound of Tim Allen’s voice sincerely guides viewers and listeners through scenes of what can only be described as, you guessed it, pure Michigan!

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Topics: Michigan Construction Movement

Michigan Faces Long-term Workforce Shortage Key Factors: Household Growth, Personal Debt, Immigration

Posted by Brindley Byrd on Jun 15, 2017 4:48:35 PM

A collective of industry associations and the regional government gathered in Novi for the 2017 Mid-Year Economic Forecast and State of the Industry Breakfast. The Construction Association of Michigan, the Home Builders Association of Southeast Michigan, the Architect’s Institute of Architects Michigan and Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) hosted over 200 people on what the economic forecast looks like specifically for Southeast Michigan and more generally for the state. The event featured two speakers.

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Topics: Michigan Construction Movement

Danger: Zombie Workforce Apocalypse Ahead

Posted by Heather Smith on Jun 1, 2017 10:02:04 AM

An epidemic like this doesn’t spread quickly. It doesn’t even create a sense of urgency at the beginning. When the first few are affected it doesn’t phase anyone around them. “They were too small, too young, and they hadn’t had the time to establish an immune system like the rest of us” is what will be whispered behind closed doors.

Then the epidemic, a "virus", will spread quicker, affecting those who were at the top of their game just a short time ago. More people will begin to feel the affects and yet none of them will know how to find a cure - most won't even try. “Someone else will do it” they will say or, “I’m not even sick, it doesn’t affect me.”

Does this sound like a familiar story? Maybe you saw it on the Walking Dead? No? Was it Z Nation?

Sadly, as close to a zombie story as this sounds, it’s not. This is the story of Michigan’s construction industry and the people that banned together and found a cure for the impending zombie workforce apocalypse.

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Topics: Michigan Construction Movement

The Michigan Construction Movement: Repairing A Broken Pipeline

Posted by Brindley Byrd on May 30, 2017 12:03:03 PM

 

Let’s face it. We all have our own view of the construction industry. It is inescapable that which construction builds. All the things we rely on every second of every day. The houses we live in. The roads we travel on. The clean water we drink that magically drains away when dirty. The unimaginable connection we have to each other through our wireless networks. Electricity lighting our classrooms, courts and cathedrals. All of this is our built environment.

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Topics: Michigan Construction Movement

Michigan Construction Career Days 2017

Posted by Heather Smith on May 2, 2017 10:24:50 AM

 

Michigan Construction is proud to be involved with Michigan Construction Career Days taking place this Thursday and Friday (May 4-5)!  This is such a great event exposing kids to various careers in the construction industry.

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Topics: Construction Career