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The Walbridge Group Joins the Michigan Construction Movement

Posted by Heather Smith on Sep 19, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Michigan Construction is proud to welcome The Walbridge Group 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

So You Want to Work in Construction

Posted by Brindley Byrd on Sep 11, 2017 6:45:00 AM

 

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Topics: Construction Career

Careers in Construction Pay More Than Just Money

Posted by Heather Smith on Sep 5, 2017 6:30:00 AM

There's no doubt about it, a career in construction is hard work, no matter if you are a craft laborer, an iron worker or construction engineer. Designing, planning and building the infrastructure, houses and businesses for your community is hard work. But for those who are willing to work hard, careers in construction pay off big time. 

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Topics: Construction Career, Michigan Construction Movement

10 Reasons Why Construction Jobs in Michigan Rock

Posted by Heather Smith on Aug 7, 2017 2:43:07 PM
  1. Our seasons were built for this: Winter and Construction

We get it, Michigan winters sound miserable, but did you also know how much fun they can be? When construction season slows down, the slopes speed up. We offer a huge variety of winter activities from skiing to dog sledding and more. Michigan is a unique and exciting winter wonderland. When it stops snowing, the construction season starts.  That means just one thing to you as a skilled worker: work hard now, play hard later.

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Topics: Construction Career

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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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