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Operating Engineers Local 324 - Apprenticeship Applications

Posted by Michigan Construction on Jun 11, 2019 7:54:50 AM

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.

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Topics: Apprenticeships, Training Programs, Michigan Construction, Heavy Equipment Operator

Win a Truckload of Books for Reading Month!

Posted by Heather Smith on Feb 14, 2019 1:27:00 PM

Teaching is a tough job, and super rewarding, when given the right tools. Michigan Construction understands hard work and the need for the right equipment and we want to help! Last year, in partnership with many of our awesome partners, we gave away 10 Tonka size truckloads of elementary level construction books to deserving teachers across Michigan. The contest was so successful, that we're bringing it back this year! Elementary and preschool teachers can enter their classrooms for a chance to win a truckload of books by filling out the form on this page. Each winner will receive 10 books chosen specifically for their class level.  The following books are an example of the selection you may receive:

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Topics: Michigan Construction

New Legislation Aims to Advance Skilled Trades Education in Michigan

Posted by Heather Smith on Sep 24, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Construction Career, Michigan Construction Movement, Construction workforce, Construction Industry, Michigan Construction

What Is Michigan Construction?

Posted by Heather Smith on Aug 9, 2018 9:52:43 AM

Michigan Construction just celebrated our second anniversary and we realize that not everyone knows exactly who we are or what we are doing for the construction industry.  So, we have decided to write a little article to fill everyone in.

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Topics: Michigan Construction

6 Tips to Welcoming New Hires To Your Construction Team

Posted by Heather Smith on Jun 1, 2018 3:05:48 PM

Think about the last time you started a new job. Do you remember how your new coworkers made you feel on day one? You probably do remember, because, as it turns out, people don't often forget their first day at a new job. 

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Topics: Construction Jobs, Michigan Construction

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