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
Brandon Foreback can’t say enough about how much he enjoys his position as a laborer at M.L. Chartier, where he has worked for five years. Since day one, Foreback says he has come to work with a smile on his face, ready to work on that day’s project and whatever challenges it may bring. He enjoys sharing his enthusiasm and love for his job with everyone around him at work.
National Apprenticeship Week 2019 is being celebrated from November 11-17! This annual celebration is now in its fifth year, and is the perfect opportunity for students to find apprenticeship programs, learn about career opportunities and network with other young apprentice professionals interested in skilled trades. It's also a great time for construction business owners to consider incorporating an apprenticeship program at their company, or implement new classes to the current program. Here are a handful of the public events throughout Michigan to considering attending.
Topics: National Apprenticeship Week
In 2018, work zone crashes made up 1.9% of all crashes in the state of Michigan. These crashes resulted in an estimated 35 deaths, and 1,972 injuries. There are several things we can all do to reduce these tragedies and save lives. Read these seven tips to learn how to safely navigate through a work zone!
GD Top Notch Cleaning Service Inc. is a leader in the construction cleaning industry. Founder Gale Glickoff started as a licensed builder, but saw an opportunity within the construction industry in the cleaning sector. She took advantage and has been thriving ever since.
Matt Heino has worked for M.L. Chartier, an excavation, building and environmental cleanup company, for a little over a year as an operator. What has made his experience in the construction industry so worthwhile is the company he works for. He finds it’s important to “find a company that treats you like a person, and who makes sure that you’re taken care of.” He has found those qualities with M.L. Chartier and loves working in the construction industry.
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Shandra "Faye" Dunn, from Dan’s Excavating, has worked as a Construction Craft Laborer/Road-builder for four years. On December 10, 2019 her hard work, dedication, positive attitude and perseverance were rewarded by being chosen by the Michigan Apprenticeship Steering Committee, Inc. (MASCI) to receive the extraordinary honor of being names the 2019 Michigan Apprentice of the Year!
Topics: Construction Jobs