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    ABC of Alabama Encourages Your Support of the Academy of Craft Training

    Who we are: Three years ago, Associated Builders and Contractors of Alabama’s member contractors in partnership with the State of Alabama’s K-12 education system and...

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    ABC Announces Next Future Leaders Series

    ABC of Alabama is excited to announce the next installment of Future Leaders in Construction (FLIC). FLIC brings together a handpicked group of the industry’s...

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    ACT Students Get Life Lesson Series

    Last Thursday, Shades Valley High School Family and Consumer Science Teacher Brittany Bryant visited the Academy of Craft Training to talk with students about essential life skills...

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    Construction Worker Shortage in Birmingham

    There is a shortage of construction workers in Birmingham, and it's having an impact on the Magic City. With more than enough jobs to go...

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It is Critical to Revitalize the U.S. Workforce Development System

From NCCER At the crossroads of a thriving future society and innovation lies the nation’s construction industry, where everything begins. The backbone of our society... »

Russ Cofield Named Education Director of the Academy of Craft Training

Russ Cofield has joined the Academy of Craft Training (ACT) as Education Director. In this new role, Cofield will help manage the career and technical... »

Robins & Morton Craft Mentorship Program Graduates First Class of Nine

Robins & Morton held a graduation ceremony on July 27 in celebration of the nine individuals that completed Robins & Morton’s Craft Mentorship Program, now formally recognized as the Rocky McMichen Field Leadership Program.... »

The Supervisor’s Apprentice: Developing the Workforce of the Future

from RSM Apprenticeship programs are gaining popularity among employers and potential employees across the country. One technical college in the Denver area, for example, has... »

Construction Workers Work Longer Hours Due to the Skilled Labor Shortage

By Danielle Higley, Construction Executive The construction industry is growing at a slower rate than in years past, contributing to the current shortage of skilled... »

Recruit and Retain Women in the Workforce

By Sami L. Barry, Construction Executive Gender diversity is an important topic in the U.S. workforce, especially in sectors known for being male dominated, such... »

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