The Truckload of Books celebration to promote reading and showcase construction careers continues to grow with 1,500 applicants this year, making it the biggest year ever.
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Ahead of Michigan’s construction season, a series of regional hiring events will be taking place across Michigan in March and early April for the first time.
Infrastructure and heavy highway construction employers from across the industry will be hiring employees for construction projects involving roads, bridges, underground, maintenance, engineering, inspection and testing, mining, traffic control, material supply, service providers, and more.
Melissa Kline knows she stands out in a room of her colleagues, many of whom are men.
As a sales manager for Consumers Concrete, she believes women bring a new perspective to the construction industry, and they’re not afraid of making changes to move it forward.
Working in the construction industry means Kari Johnson looks forward to getting up every day and coming to work, knowing that each one will be different and challenging.
Today's job seekers want development and training. That's the most desired benefit millennials say they want from their employers. It was just one of many insights shared by Buddy Hobart from Solutions 21 during his presentation The Evolution of Leadership and Leadership Branding at the Michigan Concrete Association's Annual Conference Feb 12-13, 2020.
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Women are building their careers in the construction industry, learning from colleagues and encouraging other women to explore construction as a field for a challenging, fulfilling career. Below is a roundup of advice we received from real women working in Michigan's construction industry.
Juniors and seniors at Gaylord High School will get a jump on learning about operating and repairing heavy equipment thanks to a grant from the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association.
The Associated Builders and Contractors of Southeastern MI has opened registration for a number of safety training courses that the organization is planning to host this spring.
With a growing need for construction workers, the Michigan Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) On-the-Job Training program provides opportunity for eligible contractors to train and develop construction workers, particularly women, minorities and other disadvantaged individuals.
Going into its third year, Michigan Construction's Truckload of Books giveaway continues to delight children in elementary grades and spark interest in constructions careers.