Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 2:47 PM By Donna Puglisi
Associated Builders and Contractor’s (ABC) 2014 Workforce Development Conference is now open for registration. The conference, held April 29-May 2 in Birmingham, Ala., features more than 40 sessions covering a range of topics from project management, safety, workforce development, productivity and association management.
Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 1:44 PM By Donna Puglisi
ABC is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Craft Professional of the Year Award (CPOY) which honors an individual who exhibits outstanding skills and leadership and demonstrates a passion for their job in the field and giving back to the community. The winner will receive a brand new truck and a feature article in Construction Executive highlighting their hard work and dedication to the industry.
Posted on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 10:05 AM By Donna Puglisi
The deadline to submit an intent to compete form to take part in the 2014 National Craft Championships April 29-May 2 in Birmingham, Ala., is Friday, Jan. 10. ABC chapters and contractors can send their best craft trainees to compete in the competition to represent their company’s dedication to workforce development, their ABC chapter’s training and their hometown.
Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 5:00 PM By Donna Puglisi
ABC congratulated its member companies that were awarded top honors for the Construction Users Roundtable’s (CURT) Construction Industry Safety Excellence (CISE) Awards and Workforce Development Awards at CURT’s Nov. 12 national conference in Tucson, Ariz.
Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 1:38 PM By Donna Puglisi
At the 2013 National Craft Championships (NCC), Daniel Ary Sr. from Bakersfield, Calif., represented ABC member company TIC in the welding-pipe competition. During the competition, Ary displayed his passion for his craft and his passion for being a part of the construction industry is clearly demonstrated in the video below. By sending a craft trainee to compete in the 2014 NCC competition, ABC members can also showcase their talented and dedicated employees.
Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 2:28 PM By Kinsey Cooper
According to a survey of ABC members, 75 percent of respondents’ companies are experiencing a shortage of willing and qualified craft professionals. These results support the findings of the Construction Labor Market Analyzers’ 20/20 Foresight Report, which shows there will be a nationwide shortage of nearly 2 million skilled craft workers by 2017.
Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 12:30 PM By Donna Puglisi
ABC Pelican Chapter President Alvin Bargas discussed the importance of career and technical education (CTE) programs to the construction industry in testimony Sept. 20 during a congressional subcommittee hearing.
Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 12:35 PM By Donna Puglisi
The National Craft Championships (NCC) Intent to Compete deadline is fast approaching. ABC members and chapters that want to send their best craft trainees to compete in the 2014 competition should have their competitors submit a form before Dec. 6. Visitwww.nationalcraftchampionships.org for more information.
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.