Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 12:17 PM By Kinsey Cooper
Four of ABC’s past National Chairs are requesting support for an initiative designed to increase awareness about careers in construction and help curb the impending skilled worker shortage by providing new educational opportunities to ABC members.
Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 1:50 PM By Kinsey Cooper
The U.S. House of Representatives March 15 voted 215-202 to pass the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills Act (H.R. 803), which will strengthen the workforce development system and increase employment opportunities by creating a more streamlined approach that focuses on businesses’ hiring and training needs.
Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 11:40 AM By Donna Puglisi
In preparation for the 21st Century Workforce Development Conference, ABC is hosting a free webinar March 14 at 3 p.m. (ET) titled, “Supercharge Your Career at ABC’s Workforce Development Conference.” The webinar is designed to help participants maximize their career boosting networking and educational opportunities available during Construction Week April 30-May 3, in Birmingham, Ala. Participants will discover why this is a must-attend event.
Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 10:20 AM By Donna Puglisi
ABC, in conjunction with four other construction groups, advocated for a reasonable and balanced approach to comprehensive immigration reform in a Feb. 22 letter sent to the “Gang of Eight,” a bipartisan group of Senators working on the same issue. The letterwas signed by ABC, Associated General Contractors, Leading Builders of America, National Association of Home Builders and National Roofing Contractors Association.
Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 2:14 PM By Donna Puglisi
ABC will bring together more than 500 construction industry professionals for workshops, competitions and networking at the 21st Century Workforce Development conference, April 30-May 1 in Birmingham, Ala. Don’t miss out; register now at 21wfdc.org.
Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 12:05 PM By Kinsey Cooper
As a part of the Build Your Future Careers in Construction Week, ABC chapters and members supported two construction career events in Texas to encourage students to explore opportunities in construction careers.
Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 2:53 PM By Donna Puglisi
ABC members and chapters a can send their best craft trainees to compete in the 2013 National Craft Championships (NCC), to be held April 30-May 3 in Birmingham, Ala. During this intense two-day event, young men and women compete in one of 13 competitions, representing 11 crafts.
Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 2:20 PM By Donna Puglisi
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the addition of a Spanish language version of “Nail Gun Safety: A Guide for Construction Contractors.”
Posted on Friday, October 5, 2012 11:41 AM By Donna Puglisi
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Sept. 28 announced it added four new OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers in addition to renewing 24 existing centers. Among the renewed centers is the Mid-America OTI Education Center out of Springboro, Ohio, which is affiliated with the ABC Ohio Valley Chapter.
Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 2:22 PM By Donna Puglisi
ABC recently announced it will be moving its annual ABC Student Chapter Construction Management Competition (CMC) and Career Fair to the fall beginning in 2014. As part of the transition, these events will be held twice in 2013, in both the spring and the fall.