Hard Hat Heroes, Veterans Help Bridge Skilled Worker Gap

NCCER initiative expands resources for returning military transitioning into construction careers NCCER recently celebrated the one year anniversary of its Hard Hat Heroes credentialing portal on Veterans Day. NCCER salutes its veterans by providing resources to help create a seamless transition into the construction workforce. The Build Your Future military initiative, Hard Hat Heroes, provides a way for veterans to receive NCCER credentials for the skills and training they received while in the military. Hard Hat Heroes gained momentum in 2017 by creating a military advisory council consisting of veterans and industry representatives whose focus is on recruiting, training and … Read more

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Women in Construction Operations Set to Launch Northern California Chapter

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – Nearly five years after holding its first meeting in Southern California, Women in Construction Operations will launch its Northern California Chapter during a free informational outreach event 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Open to both women and men who serve in professional occupations within construction, architecture and engineering industries, the launch event will take place at Dome Construction in San Francisco, California. WiOPS, a professional organization whose mission is aimed at providing a forum to mentor and further the advancement of women in the building industry, has grown to nearly 600 members in Southern … Read more

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Chris Payne Assumes Role as New Chair of CMAA

MCLEAN, Va. – Christopher Payne, PE, CCM, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MBP, became chair of the Construction Management Association of America at the association’s National Conference and Trade Show in Washington, D.C. Payne has more than 30 years of experience in construction management and design and has served on the CMAA board of directors since 2009. In assuming this leadership position, he said the association “will continue to advance our profession – promoting professional construction/program management, building on partnerships with allied associations and increasing awareness through our CCM certification program.” CMAA also elected the following officers for 2017-2018: Immediate past chair: … Read more

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Louisiana Companies Host Crane and Heavy Transport Careers Event

BATON ROUGE, La. – Deep South Crane & Rigging and Berard will co-host a one-day careers event for students and veterans from 9 a.m. to 2 p. m. on Nov. 15 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as part of a national careers initiative through Lift & Move USA. The event will be the first in Louisiana and up to 400 students are expected to attend from local high schools and colleges. Attendees will learn about vocational, technical and service job opportunities available in the crane, rigging and heavy transport industry. Jeremy Landry with Deep South Crane & Rigging said the company … Read more

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