Construction industry look ahead, Women in Construction Week and construction industry news.
Strong Job Numbers and Industry Growth
Do you know someone wanting to join the industry? There are many jobs available. January and February job reports boasted of new jobs in construction. The average monthly growth in construction, according to the BLS, is 20,000 jobs. According to unemployment reports, the industry is stronger year over year. Three out of four segments report job increases in January. Ken Simonson, the chief economist for AGC states “Construction employment and pay gains out paced the economy as a whole in the past year showing that demand for projects remains strong.” Construction crews are seeing pay increases to $31.44, out performing other sectors. Looking back, December’s job openings totaled 359,000, the highest record in 23 years. Some jobs are more difficult to fill than others. A critical piece in job satisfaction is confidence and education. Confidence can be earned in many ways, trial and error, the mentoring of a seasoned skilled professional to a junior professional, and giving it your best shot to see where things land. Online education with Construction Experts Inc. offers these opportunities all within our secure online classes. With all the work at hand know that April online classes can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Classes start April 10.
Across the United States, companies and organizations are celebrating the 25th annual Women in Construction Week (WIC Week). This year’s theme, Many Paths. One Mission “celebrates the different journeys women have taken toward the same goal: strengthening and amplifying the success of women in the construction industry.” From celebratory lunches to billboards, workshops, seminars, and more, women in the trades, women in operations, and women in all aspects of construction were taking center stage. CEI student registration total at least one third women construction students every term. The National Association of Women in Construction is a nation wide organization committed to championing women in the construction industry.
With strong job numbers, a full backlog, and increasing diversity on the jobsite, the construction industry is strong. Construction Dive posted the final list of 31 women leading the industry. Did you make the list?
CEI Online Registration Deadlines
SDSU has moved up its registration deadline to April 5. Their registration process has changed. There is a full staff of supportive registration agents available to help you with this process. Other schools have the standard registration date of April 14. Whether you register with SDSU, University of Arkansas, SFSU, Bucks County Community College or one of our may other partners in construction education, choose a course that best fits your career path and will open the doors to your career as an estimator, project manager, superintendent, or advance your skills in construction practices.