National Women in Construction Week is March 3-9 and Go Build Alabama will be spotlighting the women in our new Women in Construction video. Check out our last spotlight- a Q&A session with Yolanda Banks, a Dump truck driver at Dunn Construction.
Q: Why did you choose construction as a career? Read More...
The spring edition of Pride and a Paycheck offers a look back at women in the trades with the article “Tradesisters Present and Past”. As usual the publication is a good read and makes you realize how far tradeswomen have come and how they’ve lead the way for women who are now in and who are considering careers in the skilled trades. Read More...
The At Ease Project serves to connect all Veterans of American Wars and Conflicts with personal health master teachers and to bring them together under a roof of unity and community. With one day events and many follow up events scheduled and being planned, The At Ease Project is proud to be aligned with many other organizations designed to offer resources and services to our military.
Learn more – HERE
New program gives vets jobs, makes schools safer
New Department of Defense initiative Troops to Teachers is quickly becoming a win-win program for veterans and schools, as qualified service members get trained as teachers and create a safer environment for public schools. NBC’s Craig Melvin reports. Read More...
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work in the construction industry? There are jobs in the construction trades, there are educational and employment programs to help get you there. The Huffington Post’s blog focuses on the stories of women working in the construction field in New York City.
By Amy A. Peterson
Hard Hats. Strong Women. Building the Future.
Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) prepares, trains and places women in careers in the skilled construction, utility and maintenance trades, helping women achieve economic independence and a secure future. Read More...
The Savannah-Chatham Public School System and Chatham County’s business community are working together to help build a skilled workforce that will take on the hundreds of jobs available in the Maritime and Logistics industries. They have created a program that gives career-minded students the opportunity to “earn while they learn” what it takes to be successful in and out of the classroom, and how to take steps toward an exciting career and a promising future right here at home. The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System and the Maritime Logistics Education Taskforce (MLET) present the Maritime Logistics Internship Program.
In the Maritime Logistics Internship Program, students will learn and train in the processes of maritime logistics. “Students will learn about export, import, supply chain management and the different careers that go along with that,” said Dr. Lewis. “Not only will they get the educational piece in the classroom, but they will also have the opportunity to get some hands-on real-life experience.”
Juniors and seniors from Groves, Jenkins, Johnson and Woodville-Tompkins high schools will participate in this year’s program. Applicants are evaluated on their interest, teacher references, graduation tracking and disciplinary history.
The Maritime Logistics Internship Program students will also participate with an MLET booth at the Student Success Expo set for January 5, 2013, and will continue with a series of activities in February and March. One activity, “Follow the Container,” will give students a first-hand look at how containers originate and move through the export and import logistics systems. The Georgia Ports, Port City Logistics, D. J. Powers Company, Inc., and Freightliner of Savannah will all participate in this activity. “Follow-the-Container gives students a sneak peek into the world of logistics,” said Dr. Lewis. In March 2013, MLET students begin a paid internship, receiving on-the-job training each week.
Learn more about the program – HERE