Volvo Construction Equipment announces 2018-2019 Road Institute® course schedule

| Entering its 53rd season, Road Institute is beneficial to newcomers and industry veterans alike. Registration is now open for Volvo’s 2018-2019 Road Institute, the paving industry’s premier training program. Offering a mix of classroom and hands-on training on a variety of operations and maintenance topics, sessions start in late October 2018 and continue through May ... READ MORE

PASSAGE OF ACT TO BOOST CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION WILL HELP ADDRESS GROWING SHORTAGE OF QUALIFIED CONSTRUCTION WORKERS

| Congressional Approval is an Important Step in Addressing Skills Gap by Making It Easier for School Officials to Set up and Support Programs Exposing Students to High-Paying Careers Like Construction The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, released the following statement in reaction to the passage of the ... READ MORE

HCSS’s $50,000 Construction Intern Awards Scholarship Program for 2018 Now Features Weekly Summer Winners

| HCSS to award 13 weekly scholarships from June to September leading up to the $10,000 Intern of the Year grand prize SUGAR LAND, TX, June 25, 2018 – Construction industry software developer, HCSS, has opened registration for its fourth-annual $50,000 Construction Intern Awards scholarship program for students in construction-related fields. A new twist added to ... READ MORE

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 263 METROS BETWEEN MAY 2017 & 2018; LACK OF TRAINED WORKERS THREATENS FURTHER JOB GAINS, ASSOCIATION WARNS

| Merced, Calif., Midland and Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas Have Largest Gains as 63 Areas Set May Records for Construction Employment; Newark, N.J.-Pa. and Bloomington, Ill. Have Biggest Annual Decreases Construction employment increased in 263 (73 percent) out of 358 metro areas between May 2017 and May 2018, declined in 47 (13 percent) and was unchanged in 48, ... READ MORE

DITCH WITCH® CERTIFIED TRAINING PROGRAM OFFERS NEW VACUUM EXCAVATION COURSES

| New, comprehensive courses will prepare novice and expert operators for air- and hydro- excavation projects As vacuum excavators expand use beyond horizontal directional drilling (HDD) jobsites to other industrial applications such as microtrenching, operators require new technology, tools and information to be productive and safe on the job. Ditch Witch®, a Charles Machine Works Company, ... READ MORE

New from CM Labs: Signaller Training Station

| Our new cooperative Signaller Training Station allows multiple novice crane operators to train for effective teamwork and communications. The only solution of its kind in the industry, CM Labs’ Signaller Training Station allows trainers to engage multiple students in a single exercise, simultaneously. While one trainee operates a crane simulator, another works cooperatively as a ... READ MORE

Discover our Luffing Tower Crane Simulator Training Pack

| Safety is a key concern when working in dense urban environments. Our Luffing Tower Crane (LTC) Training Pack provides student operators an opportunity to gain experience transferable to the real world—with no risk to themselves or others. The LTC Training Pack is CM Labs’ most feature-rich crane simulation to date, adding the unique challenge of nighttime operations along with customizable scoring ... READ MORE

The Young and the Jobless

| The construction industry is booming—according to MarketWatch, spending was 1.8% higher in April than March, the fifth increase of more than 1% in the last six months. But despite that, companies continue to struggle to find the workers they need. We’ve heard a lot about the labor shortage in construction and other trades. Here at ... READ MORE

FIRST-CLASS SERVICE FROM TEREX BID-WELL

| CANTON, S.D., U.S.A, April, 2018. More than 50 Terex Bid-Well customers have been trained over two weeks at the annual Terex Bid-Well service school which took place April in Canton, South Dakota. Since 1961, Terex Bid-Well has been an industry leader in the development and manufacture of a complete line of versatile and specialized concrete ... READ MORE

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