Monthly Archives: August 2018

Educator in the Workforce kicks off with focus on construction industry

The Consortium is kicking off its Educator in the Workforce initiative this year in partnership with Mascaro Construction.  Mascaro and several trade apprenticeship programs will collaborate with us to give educators an opportunity to learn about careers in the building trades and what skills students need to prepare for them. Together, we’ll be offering an immersion experience Monday, October 8 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 pm at the Carpenters Training Center, 652 Ridge Ave., Pittsburgh, PA. 

The event is the first in a series building on the Educator in the Workforce initiative that we piloted last year in collaboration with three major employers including Mascaro, Duquesne Light Co. and U.S. Steel Corp. All of the immersion experiences are designed to help educators connect their own areas of expertise to employer needs and be able to help students connect their classroom learning to relevant, real world applications.

Attendance is free, but space is limited, so educators interested in the construction event should register soon on our Eventbrite page. Watch the Consortium’s website or sign up for our newsletter to learn about future dates and opportunities to learn about the region’s key industries and employers.

Mascaro is one of the region’s largest commercial construction contractors, with projects ranging from roads and bridges to office towers, power plants and oil and gas field facilities.

Companies in the construction industry and other key sectors already are facing workforce shortages as Baby Boomers retire and are seeking ways to connect with the next generation of prospective employees.