As the construction market moves into an era of growth, the concrete industry must rebuild its management team to take on increased projects and workloads. However, construction companies are facing workforce shortages at all levels of their organizations — hiring from a shrinking pool of talent, as well as recruiting business professionals who have the right technical, communication and management skills to meet today’s challenges.
A first-of-its-kind college business management degree program for concrete construction, the CIM program ensures the industry has a continuous stream of professionals trained in concrete technology and management. The program, which offers both a four-year Bachelor of Science degree and a customized MBA in Concrete Industry Management, equips graduates with practical business skills and hands-on experience so they can make an immediate impact in management positions throughout the concrete industry.
How Employers Benefit
CIM is fertile ground for recruiting highly competent employees. CIM students are involved in the type of work they can expect to encounter in a professional setting. In addition to a rigorous academic curriculum, students take part in coordinated research activities that can have lasting effects on the construction industry.
Hiring qualified employees who can easily tap into others’ knowledge bases is an added benefit for companies seeking to fill workforce gaps and replace retiring team leaders with the next generation of construction professionals.