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From monthly archives: June 2022

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Deadline For Completing Diversity Survey Extended To June 20!

  ABC MA has extended the deadline for completing the Diversity Survey until June 20th!  Based on the responses thus far, we believe we will have valuable information to share with members.  We ask that you share the anonymous and confidential survey with employees throughout your organization and encourage them to take part so we have as much data and information as possible.      Please be assured that all individual responses and are completely anonymous and confidential. The survey does not ask for company-level identifiable information and there is no way for the survey to collect any personally identifiable information. Additionally, the survey is conducted through an independent third-party resource that will review and analyze the data to maintain anonymity and confidentiality.    The omnibus survey results will be complied to provide best practices for members, while also exemplifying how ABC members excel ...

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New Gould Training Model, Workforce Development Among Topics Covered At Planning Conference

  A new Gould Construction Institute training model and our chapter’s growing efforts to address industry-wide workforce development challenges were among the issues discussed when more than 20 ABC Massachusetts leaders gathered last week at the beautiful Mt. Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire for a belated 2022 planning conference. As the pace of change in the construction industry continues to accelerate, participants discussed a pilot program under which some apprentice training in the electrical trade will switch from evening to daytime this fall.  If successful, the pilot will be followed by similar programs in sheet metal and then other trades. The change comes as more apprentices prefer daytime training over driving to class after a long and strenuous day of work, and difficulty recruiting part-time teachers has reached a breaking point due to high demand for construction services and the fact that teachers can earn far more in the field.  The new m ...

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