The Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA) is excited to announce it is the recipient of a $317,000 grant to construct a welding lab within the GMCA Midland Training Center to support Midland County high school students. With the demand for quality, certified welders increasing not only in Michigan but across the United States, the need […]
It’s no secret that there are huge workforce skill shortages in the construction industry. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the US Gulf Coast states, where petrochemical companies are investing billions of dollars in new construction. Before these massive chemical manufacturing plans and refineries can be put in place, the local workforce will need […]
I had the opportunity to attend the National Craft Championships for Associated Builders and Contractors in Ft Lauderdale last week. There were close to 200 craft competitors in addition to a competition for Craft Instructor of the Year and Craft Professional of the Year. But the highlight of my week was watching the Craft Professional […]
As we often preach around these parts, traditional classroom learning isn’t for everyone. Many students who fall behind as they sit through the standard college-prep curriculum, excel when they’re put in a hands-on learning environment focused on career ready skills training. This is certainly the case for one student in Louisiana who, thanks to the […]
Holley Thomas competed in the 2013 National Craft Championships in Welding-Pipe. She got into construction after taking a welding class at college. When she completed her robotics degree, she stuck around to get her certificate in welding. Find out why she loves her job.
Visit us every Tuesday to jump start your week with skills training news from around the web. 1. Community College Training Students for Welding Careers – The Courier (AK) 2. Construction Skills Camp for Young Women – The Cornerstone Magazine 3. The Case for Skills-Based Hiring – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 4. ABC […]