Infrastructure industry hosts first ever career fair series for Michigan construction employers and workers

Posted by Heather Smith on Mar 9, 2020 2:15:41 PM

Ahead of Michigan’s construction season, a series of regional hiring events will be taking place across Michigan in March and early April for the first time.

Infrastructure and heavy highway construction employers from across the industry will be hiring employees for construction projects involving roads, bridges, underground, maintenance, engineering, inspection and testing, mining, traffic control, material supply, service providers, and more.

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Women in Construction: Melissa Kline feels empowered in her career

Posted by Michigan Construction on Mar 1, 2020 10:15:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Women in Construction, Skilled Trades

Women in Construction: Kari Johnson uses tech skills to problem solve

Posted by Michigan Construction on Feb 28, 2020 9:15:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Construction workforce, Michigan Construction, Skilled Trades

The Evolution of Leadership and Leadership Branding

Posted by Michigan Construction on Feb 27, 2020 10:37:41 AM

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.

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Topics: Construction workforce

Gaylord High School Offers Skilled Trades Class

Posted by Michigan Construction on Jan 28, 2020 10:30:57 AM

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.

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Topics: Construction workforce, Michigan Construction, Skilled Trades

Registration Opens for ABC SE MI Safety Training Courses

Posted by Michigan Construction on Jan 24, 2020 10:44:56 AM

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.

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Topics: Construction Career, Training Programs

On the Job Training with MDOT

Posted by Michigan Construction on Jan 24, 2020 8:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Construction workforce, Construction Jobs, Michigan Construction, soft skills training, Skilled Trades

Truckload of Books Giveaway Builds Interest in Construction Careers

Posted by Michigan Construction on Jan 21, 2020 9:42:06 AM


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.

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Topics: Construction Industry, Michigan Construction, Ready set Build, truckload of books, Skilled Trades

Sign Up Now: Builders Exchange of Michigan Training Events

Posted by Michigan Construction on Dec 27, 2019 10:20:29 AM

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.

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Topics: Training Programs

M.L. Chartier Laborer Says 'Possibilities Are Endless' in Construction Industry

Posted by Michigan Construction on Nov 26, 2019 9:31:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Construction Jobs, Construction Industry, Michigan Construction

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