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careers in construction month

It’s Careers in Construction Month!

For years, the construction industry has expressed growing concern regarding the lack of skilled workers and overall labor shortage. During the Great Recession of 2008, 600,000 workers left the construction field never to come back, and according to the U.S. Labor Bureau, just last year in April, there were still more than 434,000 vacant jobs…

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Oil & gas schools prepare for fall enrollment

Even though spring break went longer than scheduled this year for students at regional vocational-technical training schools, colleges are gearing up for fall semester enrollment. In the oil & gas sector, compressor training schools are focusing on fulfilling employment needs of regional gas producers and pipelines as more skilled technicians are needed to fill labor…

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training in evolving industries

Preparing for job opportunities

Over the last three months, unemployment claims totaled a staggering 45.7 million in the U.S. Covid-19 shuttered businesses and left many without work or with reduced salaries. As parts of the country reopen, job opportunities will present themselves. Are you prepared for an interview? Have you updated your resume? When construction needs start rolling in,…

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In-Person Training and Covid-19

As construction sites across the U.S. begin to reopen, the need for training will resume. But how can in-person training be conducted safely during the global pandemic? Kevin O’Shea, director of safety at Hydro Mobile, was faced with that exact question when the company found out that 90 percent of its equipment remains active across North America.…

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training in evolving industries

Training and Evolving Industries

DTN Institute saw a lingering problem in the oil and gas industry 17 years ago. The company, known as Energy Management Institute (EMI) at the time, kept hearing the same cry for help from professionals with roots in the energy landscape. They needed talent and expertise, a resource that became scarcer with each downturn. EMI…

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Online training

Staying ahead with online training

As COVID-19 continues to disrupt every facet of life and business as we know it, there’s one thing the global pandemic has brought to the forefront: online training and e-learning. From junior high to university students, e-learning has become the new norm, with teachers adapting quickly to provide necessary materials. And for the millions stuck at…

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construction and workforce

Growing workforce – growing need for education

Despite signs of a slowing economy, most U.S. construction firms expect demand for their services and hiring to expand in 2020, according to survey results released by the Associated General Contractors of America and Sage Construction and Real Estate. “Contractors are very optimistic about demand for construction in 2020,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, the association’s…

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VR and AR shaping the construction industry

VR & AR Shaping the Construction Industry

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) experts have been in in-depth discussions about the new opportunity that will enhance worker safety and efficiency that current technologies cannot offer. The benefits of using VR and AR in construction extends to training, planning and marketing. People often interchange AR with VR, and that often leads to confusion. AR deals with the integration of real-life…

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