From the category archives: Workforce Development

Workforce Development

Construction Must Build a Bridge for Support to Prevent Suicide

The complex problem of suicide affects the entire country, though some industries such as construction are disproportionally impacted. Our industry can build a bridge to offer hope and encourage help-seeking across the nation. Read this Construction Executive article for more on this topic. 

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Jennifer Landon Sworn in as Vice President of NAWIC

Jennifer Landon, vice president of education and workforce development at the Associated Builders and Contractors of NH/VT (ABC NH/VT), was sworn in as vice president of the Granite State Chapter of National Women in Construction (NAWIC) for the 2021-2022 term at their 46th Annual Meeting held in September.

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NHPBS Video Series Designed to Explore Careers in the Trades

Partnering with Associated Builders and Contractors of NH/VT, NHPBS and I Build NH created a series of instructional videos launched this month that will tell the story of the trades through the voice of local tradespeople.

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Recruiting Women Can Solve the Skilled Workforce Shortage

Many women are hesitant to join the construction industry because of a lack of education, training and apprenticeship opportunities. However, this is rapidly changing as an increasing number of industry trade groups and nonprofit organizations develop attainable pathways to entry-level construction jobs.

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Are You Ready to Build New Hampshire?

For a generation there’s been talk about the craft worker shortage because fewer and fewer people choose to enter the trades. What was once a concern for dwindling career interest is now a crisis because the average age of today’s skilled tradesperson is 52 years old and only growing grayer.

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First Construction Virtual Career Fair a Success

New Hampshire’s first ever Construction Virtual Career Fair was held last week in response to the continued industry growth and workforce demands in construction and the building trades. The event was offered in partnership between Associated Builders & Contractors of NH/VT, I Build NH, and New Hampshire Employment Security.

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Construction Virtual Career Fair Thursday, May 13

I Build NH, Associated Builders & Contractors of NH/VT, and New Hampshire Employment Security are teaming up to offer the first ever virtual construction job fair on Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

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Jennifer Landon Promoted to Vice President of Education & Workforce Development

Associated Builders and Contractors New Hampshire/Vermont Chapter (ABC), a leader in the construction industry and workforce development, has announced the promotion of Jennifer Landon to Vice President of Education & Workforce Development. Landon has been with the ABC since 2017, previously holding the position of Director of Education and Workforce Development.

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How Will You Celebrate Women in Construction this March?

This year’s Women in Construction Week (WIC) will be observed March 7-13, 2021. How will you recognize the women in your company and our industry this year? We have a few ideas to share with you!

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Education Series: A Contractor’s Guide to Federal Labor Law Compliance

ABC NH/VT is pleased to announce a new educational series that will provide important information about labor laws and compliance and their impact on contractors.

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