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71% of Construction Firms Nationwide Plan on Hiring More Workers in 2016

Seventy-one percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2016 as contractors expect a range of public and private markets to grow, according to survey results released today by the Associated General Contractors of America and Sage Construction and Real Estate. The survey, conducted as part of The Challenges Facing a Growing Industry: The 2016 Construction Industry Hiring and Business Outlook, indicates that contractors foresee a positive year despite tight…

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Mythbusters Star Argues That Schools Should Bring Back Shop Class

With the growth of standardized testing in recent decades, America’s education system has increasingly removed classes in the visual, performing, and mechanical arts. In the latter category, the iconic shop class of America’s educational past is now a rarity in today’s schools.

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Career and Education Opportunities for Construction Workers in Fort Wayne, Indiana

There is a wide variety of career and education opportunities for construction workers in the Fort Wayne, Indiana area. Currently, 20,300 people work as construction workers in Indiana. This is expected to grow by 7% to about 21,690 people by 2016. This is not quite as good as the nation as a whole, where employment opportunities for construction workers are expected to grow by about 20.5%. In general, construction workers perform tasks involving physical labor at building, h…

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How Apprenticeship Will Save The American Economy

President Barack Obama has proclaimed this week – November 1 though November 7 – as National Apprenticeship Week. States the President, “during National Apprenticeship Week, we recognize the ways apprenticeships foster innovation and prosperity, and we recommit to encouraging and supporting those who offer and partake in them.”

Apprenticeship is the western world’s oldest form of occupational training, and for good reason. By learning first-hand from an experienced tradesperso…

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