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Detroit Workforce of the Future

Posted by Heather Smith on Dec 6, 2018 1:55:54 PM

As Michigan's weather changes over to winter, the snow beginning to fly, and the transportation construction season winds down, companies are in the process of forecasting their labor needs for the 2019 construction season. The recent reality continues to persist as construction companies review their workforce; we need more laborers in our industry and where do we find them?

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Topics: Construction Industry, Michigan Construction Partners, Training Programs, Detroit Workforce of the Future

Michigan Construction Partners Active in Workforce Training

Posted by Heather Smith on Nov 7, 2018 10:58:03 AM

Creating ground-up programs to interest and train young people in construction trades is an enormous task, but one that is beginning to reap rewards. During the past year in Michigan, two programs have shown promise in helping the construction industry and the students learn how to train for a trade and create careers for a strong future.

Among the most important aspects of the programs was the participation and commitment by many Michigan Construction Partners. These companies and organizations recognize that their willingness to actively promote the programs, provide hands-on experiences, contribute their expertise, and ultimately provide jobs for graduates is key to success and to rebuilding the workforce.

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Topics: Construction Industry, Michigan Construction Partners, Training Programs

Michigan Construction Announces Apprenticeship Readiness Program

Posted by Heather Smith on Feb 8, 2018 6:55:00 AM

The Michigan Construction Foundation (MCF) has received a grant of nearly $179,000 from the Michigan Talent Investment Agency to initiate Michigan Construction READY Going PRO Apprenticeship Readiness program for construction training.

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Topics: Training Programs, Michigan Construction READY Going PRO

Michigan's Vocational Village Helps to Fill Skilled Construction Jobs

Posted by Heather Smith on Nov 15, 2017 8:00:00 AM

At two Michigan prisons, a new program is showing inmates they have what it takes to learn a trade and still be able to make something of their lives. For many, it’s a hand up and a way out of the cycle of crime and punishment.

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Topics: Training Programs

SEMCA Joins the Michigan Construction Movement

Posted by Heather Smith on Nov 7, 2017 7:38:00 AM

Michigan Construction is proud to welcome Southeast Michigan Construction Academy to the movement that is uniting the industry and changing the way people connect with careers in construction.

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Topics: Apprenticeships, Michigan Construction Movement, Training Programs

The Walbridge Group: Trained by the Trades

Posted by Heather Smith on Oct 12, 2017 9:18:00 AM

Why spend money to learn, when you can be paid to learn?

That’s a question that many young people should ask themselves when considering career options. It’s also a question asked by Walbridge superintendent and carpenter Mike Haller, Jr., who joined the Walbridge Group in 2004. 

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Topics: Apprenticeships, Training Programs

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