Governor Phil Scott of Vermont held a press conference on Oct. 25 to acknowledge and promote October as Careers in Construction Month.
NH Governor Chris Sununu joined a nationwide campaign to increase public awareness of construction careers by signing a proclamation declaring October Careers in Construction Month (CiCM). To celebrate, we are sharing resources to help local companies highlight the opportunities and benefits of a sustainable career in construction.
VLACS welcomes the opportunity to partner with businesses and professionals who would like to share their expertise with curious students. Lisa Kent, VLACS Program Manager, provided us with this information about how you can work with their school.
Every year, during September — National Suicide Prevention Month — the construction industry dedicates a week to raising awareness about the unique challenges construction workers face that lead to suicide and what we can do to prevent it.
There are already 2,000 NH students registered to come to this year’s NH Construction Career Days with their schools on Sept 28 & 29! NHCCD is still in need of vendors and exhibitors to attend. This is an incredible event for the students AND companies!
The Gable Grants program will provide $50 million over the next 5 years to directly support community and technical colleges and community-based nonprofit organizations to help prepare 50,000 people for careers in the skilled trades. Trades like plumbing, electrical, carpentry, HVAC, appliance repair and construction are facing a critical shortage of skilled tradespeople. These grants will support the groups working to increase the number of young and diverse tradespeople.
NH Department of Transportation (NHDOT) is offering an AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) educational outreach program: Roadways Into Developing Elementary Students). RIDES is designed to interest K-8 students in transportation careers, while improving STEM.
ABC Member Nobis Group, a 100% employee-owned consulting firm providing engineering and environmental solutions to clients throughout the Northeast, recently awarded scholarships to two 2023 high school graduates.
The workforce wants clean, green jobs that address climate change and have positive benefits for society. We see this anecdotally when we work with youth, but the data bears it out, as well. Especially if you’re hoping to attract young people, people of color and women: they are not only more likely to be affected by a changing climate, but are also more concerned. We also know that we need more tradespeople to reach our future energy goals.