One of the most pressing issues in all industries today is the lack of diversity, especially gender diversity. Yet, there is no question about the benefits that having women on construction teams brings diversity and innovation to any company. Diversity breeds creativity and many industries benefit from the different perspectives that it brings to the table. One of the industries that will benefit the most from this is the construction industry.
Topics: Women in Construction
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.
Topics: Construction workforce
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.
Builders Exchange of Michigan is a nonprofit organization dedicated to delivering accurate and timely reporting on commercial construction activity throughout Michigan. The organization recently became an official Partner of Michigan Construction.
Topics: Training Programs