A new study from Associated Builders and Contractors finds that the construction industry will need to hire 430,000 additional workers to meet 2021 demand. But instead of incentivizing growth, existing practices in Massachusetts too often throw up unnecessary roadblocks to it.
When John Valverde talks about the power of education as a route to self-betterment, he speaks from personal experience. The CEO of Roxbury-based job training program YouthBuild used the 16 years he spent behind bars to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
Unlike many architects, Jamie Kelliher started his career in the building trades. Now his firm, Axiom Architects, is starting to specialize in historic restorations and smaller mixed-use buildings scaled for town centers.
With construction activities ramping up around the planned new ballpark and mixed-use developments in Worcester’s Canal District, a key contract has been awarded that will let the projects move forward.
Before they occupy their new buildings, global corporations such as Amazon, Wayfair and Boeing rely on Gaston Electrical to provide them with reliable connections to the grid. Michael Weber and his brother William split the leadership duties for the company, which has 275 employees.
From a young age, children are told to take pride in their work, and when they are very young, they do exactly that. But as they age opportunities to design, build and showcase their skills shrink. Studying a trade can provide a different outlet for learning and inspire ingenuity in new and innovative ways.
A large Boston building trades union is poised to open a brand-new training center that it hopes will train a new generation of workers and attract more into the trades.