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Apply Now: Southeast Construction Academy

Posted by Michigan Construction on Aug 5, 2019 7:45:00 AM

The Southeast Michigan Construction Academy (SEMCA) is an educational organization on a mission to train tomorrow's construction workforce to be skilled, motivated, and safety conscious. SEMCA is currently accepting applications for its various apprenticeship programs - which are designed to provide individuals with the experience and skills needed to work for construction companies in Michigan. If you've been searching for construction jobs in Michigan, but are not meeting all of the qualifications for your dream gig — SEMCA is a great place to start.

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Topics: Construction Career, Apprenticeships

Construction in Michigan: The Zipper Merge Explained

Posted by Michigan Construction on Aug 3, 2019 9:05:00 AM

Sunshine, fresh air and...construction barrels. Yep, it's summertime in the Mitten State. Construction projects are popping up all over Michigan, which means lane closures, traffic delays and, of course, driving debates.

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Topics: Construction Safety Tips

Going Pro In Construction: How to Find Skilled Trades Training

Posted by Michigan Construction on Aug 2, 2019 4:44:27 PM

When it comes to coupling great pay with career advancement opportunities, few occupations can compare to the construction industry right now.

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Topics: Training Programs, Construction Jobs, Skilled Trades

Going Pro In Construction: Become A Heavy Equipment Operator

Posted by Michigan Construction on Aug 1, 2019 8:45:00 AM

A career as a heavy equipment operator opens up a world of possibilities. You get to work with a team and go home every night knowing you are a part of something bigger than yourself.

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Topics: Construction Jobs, Heavy Equipment Operator

Operating Engineers Local 324 - Apprenticeship Applications

Posted by Michigan Construction on Jun 11, 2019 7:54:50 AM

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.

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Topics: Apprenticeships, Training Programs, Michigan Construction, Heavy Equipment Operator

Going Pro in Construction

Posted by Michigan Construction on Jun 10, 2019 2:13:56 PM

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. 

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Women in Construction: Finding Success in a Predominately Male Industry

Posted by Michigan Construction on Apr 11, 2019 12:20:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Women in Construction

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