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Detroit Workforce of the Future

Posted by Heather Smith on Dec 6, 2018 1:55:54 PM

As Michigan's weather changes over to winter, the snow beginning to fly, and the transportation construction season winds down, companies are in the process of forecasting their labor needs for the 2019 construction season. The recent reality continues to persist as construction companies review their workforce; we need more laborers in our industry and where do we find them?

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Topics: Construction Industry, Michigan Construction Partners, Training Programs, Detroit Workforce of the Future

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

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

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

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

What Is Michigan Construction?

Posted by Heather Smith on Aug 9, 2018 9:52:43 AM

Michigan Construction just celebrated our second anniversary and we realize that not everyone knows exactly who we are or what we are doing for the construction industry.  So, we have decided to write a little article to fill everyone in.

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Topics: Michigan Construction

Osborne Concrete - Generations of Concrete

Posted by Heather Smith on Jul 26, 2018 8:59:59 AM

 

One of the most trusted names in Romulus, Michigan, Osborne Concrete Co. has been supplying the area with building supplies since 1965. Currently, it is the third generation of the original founder that still runs things. 

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

10 Social Media Ideas for Construction Companies

Posted by Heather Smith on Jul 16, 2018 9:57:18 AM
Social media has become a key element in the way construction companies across Michigan connect with the communities they serve. But keeping up with social media can often seem like a huge time-suck. If you're struggling to come up with content or post consistently, check out this awesome slideshare we've created to get your creative juices flowing! Here are our 10 social media ideas for construction companies:

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Topics: Construction Industry

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