The Idaho Department of Labor's "Construction Career Pathways" event, held at the O'Connor Field House in Caldwell was a veritable who's who of Idaho AGC Members. In addition to Idaho AGC's Education & Training Director Kristy Watson, employees from McAlvain Companies, Inc, Lochsa Engineering, Franz Witte Landscape Contracting, Inc., Strata, Inc., Idaho Materials & Construction, Oldcastle Precast, Inc., Knife River, and Sunroc Corporation all came together as a team to represent the industry and educate those considering a career in construction.
Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose in 35 states and the District of Columbia year-over-year (y/y) from February 2017 to February 2018, declined in 14 states and was unchanged in Vermont, an AGC analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
The producer price index (PPI) for final demand in February, not seasonally adjusted, increased 0.3% from January and 2.8% year-over-year (y/y) from February 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on Wednesday.
Construction spending totaled $1.263 trillion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in January, virtually unchanged from the upwardly revised December rate and 3.2% higher than the January 2017 rate, the Census Bureau
Education & Training Director Kristy Watson and Education Foundation Board Member Matthew Rehl attend the bi-annual Centennial Job Corps Workforce Development Breakfast held on March 1, 2018. Industry partners in the construction trades across the Treasure Valley meet to talk to instructors and student in Welding, Carpentry, Painting and Drywall about career opportunities in Idaho and employable skills they need for a career in Idaho’s Construction Industry.
This course reviews math skills and basics to construction drawing related to the construction environment and demonstrates how they apply to the trades. This course will cover alphabet of lines, architectural drawing using residential drawings, use of architectural/engineering scale and tape measure, along with many other amazing topics. Each topic will be followed by a hands on exercise in the classroom.