Construction Employees are the Happiest Around

1 February 17, 2015  Careers in Construction, featured, On The Job, Studies

When a news story features the construction industry, it is often accompanied by images of serious men and women in hard hats and tool belts, surrounded by chaos, showcasing the gritty elements of the jobsite. But according to a new study, the best tool in a construction craft professional’s toolbox might just be their smile. New research published by […]


One Quarter of Americans Have an Industry Credential–and They Earn More Money

0 January 29, 2014  featured, Studies

According to the first federal survey report ever released on non-degree credentials, 25% of working Americans hold an “alternative” post-secondary credential (professional certifications, licenses and educational certificates). While alternative credentials were more common among adults who held an associate’s degree or higher, more than 11 million adults with a high school degree or less held a professional […]


Construction Career Training Report Highlights Employer Involvement

0 December 19, 2013  featured, Studies, Workforce Issues

Vocational education is in the midst of a renaissance, according to a new report published by the Manhattan Institute for Public Policy’s Center for State and Local Leadership.  The report, written by nationally recognized policy expert Tamar Jacoby, makes the case that the growing skills gap and skyrocketing college debt has created the perfect storm […]


GAO Report On Green Jobs Training

0 August 8, 2013  Studies

A recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealed that the Department of Labor has ineffectively spent $595 million dollars on Green Jobs Training.  A closer reading of the report also reveals the program has so far been unsuccessful at achieving employment outcomes – only 55 percent that completed training were placed into jobs. […]