Since the re-emergence of the construction boom in the United States, there have been reports on the rapid shortage of skilled labor. General contractors rarely self-perform the majority of the work on a construction project. They manage the scope, schedule and performance, but hire specialty contractors and laborers.
One of the main components to a successful business is hardworking, talented employees. From the skilled laborer to the foreman to the front office operations manager–each role is critical in keeping the machine functioning at a high level. Like any part in a machine, neglect can lead to a costly breakdown. It will leave the business struggling to keep up with its customer project obligations and competitors in the marketplace.
NCCER updated the fifth edition of its Welding Level 1 and Level 2curriculumm to meet the most current industry standards and align with the American Welding Society’s (AWS) Schools Excelling Through National Skills Education (SENSE) Entry Welder program. Successfully completing Welding Level 1 and Level 2, along with the performance accreditation tasks in the curriculum, prepares trainees to take the AWS SENSE Entry Welder exam.
NCCER released the fifth edition of its Core Curriculum, Introductory to Craft Skills, as well as revised versions of Scaffolding, Your Role in the Green Environment and Managing Electrical Hazards.
The rate of growth of company-wide online training is expected to increase by 13 percent per year through 2017, according to the latest research from Roland Berger, a global strategy consulting firm. Most companies chalk that up to the increased flexibility, cost savings and better time management that online training allows them. Continue »
There was a time where a construction manager, superintendent or general contractor earned their titles by coming up through the ranks–years of hard work in the field and hands-on experience. By the end of the 20th century, technological advancements, software and web applications created a new demand. Labor specialization occurred in the construction industry, leading to a need for new supervisors and managers to view construction projects from a global business perspective.
Recent reports indicate college students are facing mounting levels of debt. Experian analysts revealed student loans have become the second largest debt class behind mortgages, surpassing even credit cards. The company reports 40 million Americans hold one or more student loans, averaging $29,000 per consumer and a record $1.2 trillion in total.
The rate of growth of company-wide online training is expected to increase by 13% per year through 2017, according to the latest research from Roland Berger, a global strategy consulting firm. Most companies chalk that up to the increased flexibility, cost savings and better time management that online training allows them. Continue »