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ABC Members Experience Skilled Worker Shortage

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.

ABC on the Importance of CTE in the Construction Industry

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.

National Craft Championships Intent to Compete Forms Dues Dec. 6

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. 

Become a Trimmer Fellow and Support Workforce Development

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.

House Passes ABC-supported Job Training Reform Bill

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.

Free Webinar Shows How Workforce Development Conference Can Boost Careers

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.

ABC and Construction Groups Advocate for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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.

Register Now for 21st Century Workforce Development Conference

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. 

ABC and Build Your Future Hold Construction Education Events

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.

The National Craft Championships Is Looking For ABC's Best Craft Trainees

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. 

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