An in-depth article from American Public Media called Old Idea, New Economy looks at businesses reevaluating the idea of apprenticeships to fill the skilled trade gap in America. This excerpt highlights the positive tailwinds that apprenticeship is starting to see: In the U.S., the percentage of young people who enter the workforce through an apprenticeship is in … Read more Rediscovering Apprenticeships: The Way Forward?
Recent data from the Associated General Contractors of America, Labor Department shows that 38 states added construction jobs between March 2018 and March 2019. The analysis also shows construction employment increased in 29 states between February and March of this year alone. The construction industry added 7,400 jobs (6.1% growth) in Minnesota over the past … Read more More Than Just Minnesota: Construction Employment Increases in 38 States
The construction industry was a bright spot in an otherwise weak month of employment numbers in Minnesota. Figures from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development show the the construction industry added an impressive 2800 jobs in March. Overall, the statewide unemployment rate rose to 3.2 percent and only 1300 net jobs were added … Read more Construction Leads the Way for Minnesota Jobs in March
Name: Chauntel Bergstrom Age: 23 Profession: Assistant Project Manager Education: Graduated from NDSU in 2018 with a Bachelors in Construction Management with a minor in Business Administration How did you become interested in the construction industry? I applied to NDSU my senior year of high school as an undecided major. Determined to find a major … Read more Faces Of The Industry: Chauntel
On March 26th, thirty six women from across the State of Minnesota gathered at St. Cloud Technical & Community College (SCTCC) to show off their skills at the “Women in Welding” competition. Sponsored by Xcel Energy and Centers of Excellence with Minnesota State, the competition allowed women in high school and college to demonstrate their … Read more “Women in Welding” Really Let The Sparks Fly
The building industry in the Twin Cities is at a pivotal point in history. As construction is the second largest Gross Domestic Profit (GDP) driver in the state of Minnesota, it is critical that we work together to encourage the next generation to consider the trades as a viable career choice. Baby Boomers, who have … Read more Guest Blog: Join The Movement
Project Build Minnesota is excited to continue our efforts to make construction the first choice for hard working youth. As we move through our second year, we wanted to share our progress. Want to get our newsletter in your inbox? Sign Up Now! President’s Perspective “Moving Project Build Minnesota Forward” I am proud to serve as … Read more Project Build Minnesota Newsletter April 2019