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.
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.
Michigan Construction frequently works with the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA) and their Director of Workforce Development, Ken Bertolini to help inform, advance and connect individuals to the opportunities that our industry has to offer. We also work together in collaboration with other industry on programs including the Construction Science Expo, Michigan Construction Career Days, the Detroit Workforce of the Future.
Ken wrote a fantastic article about the importance of soft skills training for employers in the last issue of the MITA's Cross-Section Magazine this January 2019 that we wanted to share. Check it out!
Michigan Construction would like to welcome our newest partner, All State Crane and Rigging. All State Crane and Rigging is one of Michigan’s premier crane, rigging and trucking companies. Founded in West Michigan, but truly living up to the “All State” name with projects completed in every corner of the country. They offer all types of exciting career opportunities.
Since late 2017, four important bills have been enacted in Michigan that are designed to improve access to and delivery of information about skilled trade career choices, reduce the certification requirements for qualified high school instructors, and allow certified teachers count time spent connecting with employers and others toward professional recertification. Each provides another step forward in the drive to create a new skilled trades workforce, helping to clear the way for change.
One of the most trusted names in Romulus, Michigan, Osborne Concrete Co. has been supplying the area with building supplies since 1965. Currently, it is the third generation of the original founder that still runs things.
The Florence Cement Company is a southeastern Michigan contractor located in Shelby Township and specializing in public and private road construction. For the past 51 years the company has focused on constructing and reconditioning concrete and asphalt roads in newly developed subdivisions, metropolitan and rural arterial roads, and local street rehabilitation projects. Going forward, Florence Cement is committed to providing continued service and quality to its clients for decades to come.
Michigan Construction Partner West Michigan-based Anlaan Corporation specializes in bridge construction and heavy civil construction with unique expertise and experience in design build, accelerated construction, bascule bridge, and bridge rehabilitation projects. Additional specialties include steel sheet and foundation piling, earth retention, mechanically stabilized earth walls, sound walls, boardwalks, prefabricated steel and concrete structures, pedestrian and timber bridges, as well as marine projects. They actively pursue public and private projects with qualified sub-contractors throughout the states of Michigan and Indiana.
The construction industry in Michigan is growing as more and more young people realize how many really great career opportunities can be had in designing, building, and rebuilding our state. To help better inform students about the possibilities in construction, Michigan Construction and the Michigan Apprenticeship Steering Committee, Inc. (MASCI), are sponsoring Michigan Construction Career Days, May 3-4, 2018, for all students in grades 7-12, at the Operating Engineers 324 Training & Education Center in Howell.