Construction Industry Pledges to Hire 100,000 Veterans

1 February 12, 2014  Careers in Construction, featured

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Feb. 10 joined construction industry leaders from more than 100 companies in support of their pledge to employ 100,000 veterans in the next five years—a commitment that was made during the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Veterans’ Employment in Construction National Symposium. “ABC believes in supporting our troops by providing […]


Congressman Seeks to Open Apprenticeships to Veterans

0 December 19, 2013  Construction Training, Uncategorized, Workforce Issues

On Oct. 30, Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.) introduced a bill into the U.S. House of Representatives that would make it easier for veterans to take advantage of apprenticeship programs. The Veterans Entry to Apprenticeship Act (3384) would amend Title 38 to allow veterans to use their educational benefits for enrollment in pre-apprenticeship programs. “As an Army veteran […]


Video: Military to Construction

0 October 16, 2013  Careers in Construction, featured, On The Job

We are halfway through Careers in Construction month and Build Your Future and NCCER are continuing to schedule events and create excitement around craft training and career and technical education. Here one of their videos on why construction is a great career choice for former military, according to veterans:


Veterans Career Fair Video from Build Your Future

0 August 7, 2013  Careers in Construction

If you don’t know about NCCER’s “Build Your Future” campaign, you need to go check it out immediately. BYF focuses on workforce development by improving the perception of skilled construction careers. Representatives recently visited a military career fair to discuss career opportunities in the construction industry for transitioning veterans – check out the video below.