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801 Johnson Street
Alpena, MI 49707
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 23, 2014
CONTACT: GOVERNOR'S PRESS OFFICE
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointments of Tyler Kercher and Monica Manolas to the Florida Concrete Masonry Education Council.
Kercher, 26, of Pensacola, is the executive director of SkillsUSA Florida. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning December 23, 2014, and ending June 30, 2017.
Manolas, 45, of Riviera Beach, is the vice president of human resources for CEMEX. She fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning December 23, 2014, and ending June 30, 2017.
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The susceptibility to dramatic fire of tall, wood frame structures under construction was demonstrated again last night in this upscale apartment complex in Los Angeles… in case you missed this: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-massive-downtown-la-fire-closes-freeways-20141208-story.html
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• All apprentices must be 18 years of age,
• Must apply in person and bring the following documentation:
• Valid Driver’s License, Social Security Number or Card, and if applicable, documentation of US Citizenship or Legal Resident Alien with work permit.
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JULIO VAZQUEZ--- APPRENTICE REPRESENTATIVE
As South Florida’s construction business rebounds after years on its knees, Delray Beach-based Meisner Electric is looking to beef up its workforce. Currently it employs 200 electricians — average age is 40 — and with new projects on the horizon, more will be needed..
That’s easier said than done, according to Doug Hutchison, the company’s chief financial officer. Many young people don’t want to be electricians, carpenters, concrete finishers or heavy equipment operators, he said.
“Young people would rather run a mouse than a backhoe,” Hutchison said. “Construction is dirty, demanding and dangerous. They’re going to sweat and it’s demanding because we work on deadlines and schedules.”
A growing shortage of construction workers is occurring as new projects gain steam. Many construction workers left South Florida because work dwindled during the recession and housing crisis. Some took jobs in the oil industry while others drifted into other fields altogether.
To ensure they’ll have the manpower, contractors and trade associations are creating new training and apprenticeship programs and expanding existing ones. Read more :: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/careers/fl-construction-training-20141113-11-story.html
By ANNIE MARTIN
Like any good foreman, Greg Gebben expects his crew to do the job right. That means his workers must measure wood beams within a quarter-inch of the desired length.
And like any good teacher, Gebben expects students to correct sloppy work. That means his DeLand High School students run to the hardware store if they cut a board too short. "Builders are not going to bring truckloads of wood for you to make mistakes on," Gebben told a roomful of students. "It comes out of your paycheck." Gebben designs his in-class projects to be as close to real life as possible because he wants students to be able to step onto job sites after they graduate with little additional training. Soon students in Volusia County's construction academies will have access to real job sites through a new internship program that comes at a time when local builders say the lack of available skilled workers is limiting the growth of their business and driving up construction prices.
The school district is linking up with the Volusia Building Industry Association and a nonprofit organization that will help connect students with paid internships in areas like carpentry, electrical, masonry. Read more:: http://daytonanewsjournal.fl.newsmemory.com/publink.php?shareid=014c35e12
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