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