The Operating Engineers Local 324 Apprenticeship program is accepting applications for their training programs starting June 10 and running through June 14. Training program options include Heavy Equipment Operator or Heavy Equipment Technician/Mechanic. Applications are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. If you have not taken the “WorkKeys” test it is recommended that you take it as soon as possible, and ensure you have a score that meets or exceeds their requirement.
The need for skilled trade workers in the state of Michigan has never been greater. By 2026 Michigan will need to fill an estimated 545,000 open skilled labor positions. This probably isn't the first time you've read about this predicament. You've likely seen it on the news, read it on our blog and have seen it posted on more than one of our social media channels.
Topics: going pro in construction
The Construction Science Expo is hosting it's first every Construction Industry & Career Night on Thursday, June 6th, 2019 from 6pm- 9pm at Randolph Career Technical School located at 17101 Hubbell, Detroit MI 48235.
Team Elmer’s has been a family owned company since 1956 and is currently a partner with Michigan Construction. Based in Traverse City, Michigan, what started as a small company with just seven employees has now expanded to one of the most well-known construction service providers in northern Michigan. Encompassing not just the original Elmer’s Crane & Dozer Inc., but also Elmer’s Asphalt and Elmer’s Concrete.
Topics: Michigan Construction Partners
Reading Month has come and gone, and so has another successful Truckload of Books contest. With one year under our belt and the support of our amazing partners, over the first few weeks of May we will be delivering 45 Tonka-size truckloads of books to teachers and students all across the state.
The random winners will receive 14 books about construction, building, architecture and engineering that best fit their classroom’s reading level. Michigan Construction's goal is to get more construction-related books into Michigan classrooms and in front of young readers. We are proud to provide these books to a range of Pre-K to 4th grade classrooms all over the state.
Topics: truckload of books
Michigan Construction is proud to be involved with Michigan Construction Career Days, taking place on May 1-2, 2019! This is a great opportunity to expose students to various career opportunities in the construction industry. We're pumped to show students in grades 7-12 just how cool construction jobs in Michigan really are!
Topics: Construction Career
When you think of construction what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? If you’re like many you may be picturing groups of hard-working men laboring for extensive hours outdoors. This isn’t what comes to mind when you ask Heather Smith about construction. Smith, Director of Marketing at Michigan Construction and Director of Engineering at the Michigan Concrete Association, recently shared her experience as a woman working in the construction industry.
Topics: Women in Construction
We’ve all heard the joke about Michigan having two seasons, winter and orange barrels, but when the barrels do appear it’s time to get serious about work zone safety. This year, the week of April 8-12, 2019 is the dedicated time to remind us all: Work Zone Safety: Everybody’s Responsibility.
The 9th Annual Construction Science Expo is introducing Detroit middle and high school students to the construction and engineering industry through a day of hands-on and interactive exploratory experiences and conversations. The event was founded in 2011 in partnership with the Black Caucus Foundation, MITA, ACEC and the Operating Engineers 324 and was established to inform kids that being a skilled laborer remains a highly-valued profession. Overall, the Construction Science Expo has touched more than 8,000 kids through the years and has even helped provide job opportunities to those who are highly motivated and want to get their careers started right away.
Construction has long been considered a men-only industry, but that stereotype is being eroded by a small but growing group of women. These are smart, dedicated and passionate women who have found construction to be the perfect career for them. They are making inroads for other women to follow, and they’re doing it because they are female, not in spite of it. If you have ever wondered what a career in construction would be like, take it from two women with the Michigan Department of Transportation — it’s a great life!
Topics: Women in Construction