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