Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 2:28 PM By anonymous
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 anonymous
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 anonymous
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 anonymous
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 anonymous
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 anonymous
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 anonymous
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 anonymous
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 anonymous
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 anonymous
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.