Thanks to a recent vote in the Ohio House, apprenticeship recruiting in Ohio’s public high schools may become easier for unions affiliated with the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades.
House Bill 98, the Ohio High School Career Opportunity Act, which gives equal opportunity for representatives from colleges and universities, the armed forces, skilled trades, businesses and charitable organizations to present information on future career and post-graduate opportunities to high school students, was passed by a members in a unanimous vote.
Orlando, FL. – (March 9, 2015) -- The Florida Concrete Masonry Education Council (FCMEC) held a signing ceremony March 4 to signify their commitment to a program that will help fund masonry education and promotion in Florida.
The event, attended by more than 30 industry executives from various companies was held in the Masonry Lab on the Mid Florida Tech campus in Orlando. Those in attendance witnessed industry producers A-1 Block, Argos Ready Mix, LLC., CEMEX Construction Materials Florida, LLC., Maschmeyer Concrete Company of Florida, Inc., Prestige Concrete Products, Supermix/Superblock and Titan Florida, LLC. become the first to sign on to support the Act by voluntarily contributing to the Florida Concrete Masonry Education Council, beginning April 1st, 2015.
The council, appointed by Governor Rick Scott, is tasked with bringing together masonry manufacturers and contractors in an effort to plan and conduct training programs, improving access to masonry education, developing outreach programs to ensure diversity and informing the public about the sustainability and economic benefits of concrete masonry products.
“This marks a momentous day for our industry and we look forward to implementing these important educational programs for masons across the state,” said FCMEC Chairman Troy Maschmeyer. “We've been collectively working on this program for a very long time and we are enthusiastic about the many benefits it will bring to the industry."
Pictures of the event are available here: http://www.floridamasonrycouncil.org/fcmec-news/concrete-masonry-education-council-signing-event
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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Contractors are having difficulty finding craft workers such as carpenters and electricians, now that the industry is recovering from the downturn, the Associated General Contractors of America said Wednesday in a new report.
Only 11 contractors in Florida were represented in AGC's survey of about 1,000 contractors nationwide, but the problem is not a new one. The contractors association identified a growing shortage in 2013. FULL STORY >
The Concrete Coalition, including MAF, FC&PA and FICAP proudly supports Rick Scott for governor. Let's Keep Florida Working!