Construction Charter School Creates Pathway to Apprenticeships

0 April 3, 2014  Construction Training, featured

The following is an excerpt from an article by Joanna Masterson, From Classroom to Career: Ohio Construction Academy Offers High School Curriculum And Apprenticeship Instruction, appearing in the April 2014 issue of Construction Executive.   When Bart Hacker was president of the Los Angeles/Ventura Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), the first thing he did was meet with member […]


Career and Technical Education Popular Among US Governors

0 February 28, 2014  The Skills Gap, Workforce Issues

Workforce development, career and technical education, and job readiness have become some of the most talked about issues as states kick off their 2014 legislative calendars.  One reason these topics have become so popular is because many of our state governors have made them top legislative priorities for their administration.  The most compelling evidence of […]


Construction Industry Reaching Students Through Public Television

0 November 15, 2013  Careers in Construction, Construction Training, Uncategorized

Students in Cleveland schools are getting the opportunity to learn about careers in construction through a partnership between the ABC Northern Ohio Chapter and WVIZ, the Cleveland affiliate for PBS.  As part of their web-based “Careers Exploration Series,” a PBS moderator engaged a panel of industry experts to talk to high school students to highlight the […]


Apprenticeship Bill in Ohio Seeks to Attract High School Students

0 June 20, 2013  Workforce Issues

Under new legislation introduced in the Ohio General Assembly by Rep. Hagan (H.B. 168), high school students will have the opportunity to use state education funds to enroll in apprenticeship programs registered by the Department of Labor.  Ohio’s Post-Secondary Education Opportunity Program (PSEOP) enables high school students to enroll in courses that provide both high […]


Middle School Students Get a Head Start on Craft Training

0 May 29, 2013  On The Job

If construction craft trainees get to learn while they work, why not younger potential skilled workers, as well? As part of the 2011 Spirit of Construction Foundation’s Construction Club, a group of 18 Cincinnati-area middle school students got a taste of what it takes to be skilled construction craftsmen, all while building something that would […]