Women are building their careers in the construction industry, learning from colleagues and encouraging other women to explore construction as a field for a challenging, fulfilling career. Below is a roundup of advice we received from real women working in Michigan's construction industry.
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.
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.
Topics: Construction workforce
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.