All State Crane and Rigging

Posted by Heather Smith on Nov 19, 2018 10:40:32 AM

Michigan Construction would like to welcome our newest partner, All State Crane and Rigging.  All State Crane and Rigging is one of Michigan’s premier crane, rigging and trucking companies.  Founded in West Michigan, but truly living up to the “All State” name with projects completed in every corner of the country.  They offer all types of exciting career opportunities.

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Topics: Construction Industry, Construction Jobs, Construction workforce, Construction Career, Michigan Construction Partners

7 Different Careers Paths in Plumbing

Posted by Luisa Nacpil on Nov 12, 2018 8:00:00 AM

There are a remarkable amount of benefits when researching a career in plumbing. In fact, the demand for this profession is incredibly high. Not only does it pays a good salary but the demand will never run out because people and businesses will always need professionals to fix their plumbing systems.

If you consider entering into the field of plumbing, Michigan Construction wants you to have a general idea of the variety of exciting plumbing related construction career paths that you can take. After all, each option requires different training that you should undergo before practicing your chosen vocation. In this article, we’ll discuss 7 different career paths in plumbing.

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Topics: Construction Jobs, plumber, how do I become a plumber, Electrician, Career Paths in Plumbing

Michigan Construction Partners Active in Workforce Training

Posted by Heather Smith on Nov 7, 2018 10:58:03 AM

Creating ground-up programs to interest and train young people in construction trades is an enormous task, but one that is beginning to reap rewards. During the past year in Michigan, two programs have shown promise in helping the construction industry and the students learn how to train for a trade and create careers for a strong future.

Among the most important aspects of the programs was the participation and commitment by many Michigan Construction Partners. These companies and organizations recognize that their willingness to actively promote the programs, provide hands-on experiences, contribute their expertise, and ultimately provide jobs for graduates is key to success and to rebuilding the workforce.

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Topics: Construction Industry, Michigan Construction Partners, Training Programs

National Apprenticeship Week - READY SET BUILD on November 14th!

Posted by Heather Smith on Nov 7, 2018 10:13:23 AM


READY. SET. BUILD! is an informational workforce expo that showcases the skilled trades throughout the construction industry. Job seekers will learn about the various trades through hands-on demonstrations and video presentations. Attendees will also meet union apprenticeship school directors and interact with contractors to learn the process for entering the construction industry. The Expo will provide information about job opportunities available during the construction of Bedrock developments including: the Hudson’s Site, Wayne County Criminal Justice Center and Monroe Blocks projects. 

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Topics: National Apprenticeship Week, Ready set Build

Plumber or Electrician - Which one do I choose?

Posted by Luisa Nacpil on Nov 6, 2018 8:12:00 AM

Both electricians and plumbers play an important role in maintaining the condition of a home, office or business and all its fixtures. Electricians are the professionals who will take care of the electrical needs – from installing electrical wiring to adding equipment which can control electricity flows. Plumbers, on the other hand, are in charge of installing and maintaining systems necessary for producing potable water and drainage in an establishment’s plumbing systems.

Although they have different specializations, one thing is common among them: they’re both in-demand. This is the reason why a career in either of these professions can be an excellent choice. Both careers allow you to earn a steady income, learn important life skills and interact with different kinds of people. You may be wondering, what should I choose to be? Michigan Construction hopes to provide answers and insight to this question.

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Topics: Construction Jobs, plumber, how do I become a plumber, Electrician

How to Become a Heavy Equipment Operator

Posted by Heather Smith on Nov 5, 2018 10:20:03 AM

You’ve looked at lot of different careers in construction and whittled your list down to one: heavy equipment operator. It’s exciting, bigger than life and pays very well, but before you think about training, here’s a list of career prerequisites to be aware of:

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Topics: Construction Jobs, Heavy Equipment Operator

National Apprenticeship Week — November 12-18, 2018

Posted by Heather Smith on Nov 2, 2018 4:28:35 PM

The fourth annual National Apprenticeship Week is coming and each year there’s more excitement and more events to attend. Students and employers can spend time together, take tours, learn about apprenticeship options and much more. Here are the public events in Michigan, which are among the hundreds planned nationwide.

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Topics: National Apprenticeship Week

How to Become a Professional Plumber

Posted by Luisa Nacpil on Nov 1, 2018 8:51:23 AM

The plumbing trade is a great career choice in any type of economy. It’s a fact that people will always need plumbing services. This means that getting into the profession brings competitiveness and early preparation is the key to succeed in this trade.

If you think that plumbing is just about having the tools to fix leaky faucets and installing toilets, then you are mistaken. Plumbing requires technical expertise and training, but that's not all.  Being sensitive to client needs including being passionate about customer service goes hand in hand. If these words describe you, then perhaps being a plumber is your chosen career in life.

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Topics: Construction Jobs, plumber, how do I become a plumber

New Legislation Aims to Advance Skilled Trades Education in Michigan

Posted by Heather Smith on Sep 24, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Since late 2017, four important bills have been enacted in Michigan that are designed to improve access to and delivery of information about skilled trade career choices, reduce the certification requirements for qualified high school instructors, and allow certified teachers count time spent connecting with employers and others toward professional recertification. Each provides another step forward in the drive to create a new skilled trades workforce, helping to clear the way for change.

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Topics: Michigan Construction, Construction Industry, Construction workforce, Construction Career, Michigan Construction Movement

The State of Women in Construction

Posted by Lior Zitzman on Sep 20, 2018 1:43:34 PM

Construction has been long known as a male-dominated profession, but women are slowly marking their mark on the industry. Michigan Construction received this great infographic from BigRentz highlighting the state of Women in Construction and how women are breaking the mold of people who build.

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Topics: Women in Construction

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