Even though the future seems far away, it is actually beginning right now. - Mattie Stepanek
The Construction Bulletin
Construction is an ever changing industry making it important to educate the prospective workforce about the future of construction. Whether it is small children in an elementary setting or students at the local technical college, it's never too early to introduce construction career opportunities. The technological advancements from around the world impact the future of new construction, remodeling and expanding of existing structures.  New workers will always have a hammer similar to those in generations past; however, technology will guide the new direction of construction.

Community Involvement 
Mid-State Demolition for Dollars
Mid-State Technical College (Mid-State) hosted an event that invited its employees to combine a fun opportunity with a great cause. "Demolition for Dollars" raised money to help fund a variety of programs through the Mid-State Foundation. Employees who made a small donation to the Foundation had a chance to swing a hammer at a wall during the first phase of construction of the new Student Services and Information Center (SSIC) at the Wisconsin Rapids Campus.    Read More .
Workforce Development Strategy
Washington School Visir
All topics in construction these days fall back to one overarching unique similarity: workforce. Everywhere we see concern for the future of construction workforce. There is a shortage of people working in construction now. Over the next ten years, the number of construction workers who will retire is much larger than the number of people going into the trades. But what to do about the problem?    Read more.

Teaching Kids About the Construction Trade
Kids in Construction
  A local teacher wants more kids to consider a career in the construction trades.  That's why he's created a week-long summer camp at Wayne Township's Lynhurst 7th and 8th Grade Center.  15 students are learning the tricks of the construction trade by renovating an old shed behind their school, turning it into a concession stand.  Read entire article and view the video.
Construction Trends
Dubai Printed Office
Plans have been revealed today in Dubai for the world's first fully functional 3D printed building, an ambitious move that will establish the UAE's position as the global centre of technology in architecture construction and design.  To read the entire  article Click Here
Friends of Rib Mountain
Building the Missing Piece at Rib Mountain
In the crisp air and green woods at the top of Rib Mountain, the Friends of Rib Mountain gathered to break ground for their new Enclosed Shelter; a project they have spent the last three years dreaming of and raising funds to build. Excitement filled the air as they pushed shovels into the ground to formalize the start of construction to build the center.
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