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Houston-Area High School Student Takes Home Gold Medal at ABC’s National Craft Championships in Fort Lauderdale

Photo courtesy of Construction  Citizen Houston, TX,– Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston and Construction &  Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF) announced that Israel Picon, Jr. won the gold medal in the structural welding competition at the 30th annual National Craft Championships (NCC).  Picon was presented with the award at ABC’s Careers in …

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Help Shape A Future Craft Professional: Become an Event Speaker or Volunteer

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”- Henry Adams Students in our area have numerous opportunities right in their own backyards within the petrochemical industry, and many of them do not know that they exist. The EHCMA Workforce Development Events and Resources Committee is looking …

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It’s Time for More Women in Construction

It’s evident that women have made great strides in the workplace over the last decade. It is not uncommon to see women in managerial or leadership roles. Even though many industries are gaining qualified female employees, one industry appears to be behind the curve. According to a survey conducted by …

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Local ISD’s in Need of Industry Sponsorship, Consumables and Equipment

With the passage of House Bill 5 (HB5), there is a renewed emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The bill has been a much needed shot in the arm to re-energize the pursuit of Career and Technical Education (CTE) around the Gulf Coast region. However, with the increased …

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Industry Professionals Make Their Voices Heard at Texas’ Capitol

2016 was a whirlwind election year that kept the entire country on the edge of their seats. Now that the results are in, it’s time to look onward to 2017. Each year, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) members join as one powerful voice to inform elected officials about the issues …

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Deer Park High School Career Fair

Deer Park High School CTE Department will be hosting a Career Fair on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at Deer Park High School South Campus. While our CTE Department is committed to providing students with rigorous coursework that prepares them for their future career choices, we also want to give students …

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2017 Inflation Adjustments Announced for HDHPs and HSAs

Sam Melamed, Insurance Trust CEO The Internal Revenue Service announced the 2017 inflation adjustments for High Deductible Health Plans (HDHPs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). These adjustments include maximum HSA contributions, minimum deductible amounts and maximum out-of-pocket limits. High Deductible Health Plans In 2017, an HSA-compatible HDHP is a health …

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