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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

Advice from Women in Construction

Posted by Michigan Construction on Feb 26, 2020 9:30:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Women in Construction, Construction workforce, Michigan Construction, Skilled Trades

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

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

Going Pro In Construction: How to Find Skilled Trades Training

Posted by Michigan Construction on Aug 2, 2019 4:44:27 PM

When it comes to coupling great pay with career advancement opportunities, few occupations can compare to the construction industry right now.

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Topics: Training Programs, Construction Jobs, Skilled Trades

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