Workforce Weekly

There’s a Career In Construction

Jacobs Hosts Construction Career Expo at Lee College: “There’s A Career In Construction” Jacobs is partnering with Lee College in Baytown, Texas to host a Construction Career Expo on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at the Lee College Student Center from 5:00 p.m. through 7:30 p.m.  Over 15 area high schools …

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Workforce Weekly

ACE Mentor Program

  The ACE Mentor Program is a high school mentoring program designed to educate students about architecture, construction, and engineering with the goal of encouraging them to pursue a career in one of those disciplines.  Students will meet over the course of a school year with industry professionals to work …

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Workforce Weekly

SER-Jobs For Progress Awarded $1.1 Million Youth Build Grant

SER-Jobs for Progress is excited to announce its new YouthBuild grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. Through YouthBuild, SER will provide academic and occupational skill training to at-risk youth and young adults ages 18-24. SER is proud to be one of 68 new programs across the U.S., and the …

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Workforce Weekly

Construction Career Collaborative Works To Create Sustainable Workforce

The construction workforce productivity has not kept pace with other industries; a condition due, in large part, to the inability of the construction industry to attract and train qualified workers.  As the economy grows at a rapid pace and the industry races to keep up, the dedication to a sustainable …

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Workforce Weekly

Have Advisory Committees… Need Members

As the Texas unemployment rate (6.5%) continues to remain at or below the national unemployment rate (7.6%) for the previous 77 months (June 20, 2013, Comptroller’s Weekly Economic Outlook), the need to hire skilled workers continues. While the State’s educational communities strive to provide the best possible workforce education programs …

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