Construction Watch: School awarded first Indiana construction apprenticeship certification

By: | June 7, 2019
Starting next year, about 40 students at Hamilton Heights High School in Arcadia, Indiana, are slated to participate in the state’s new “earn and learn” program.Starting next year, about 40 students at Hamilton Heights High School in Arcadia, Indiana, are slated to participate in the state’s new “earn and learn” program.

A Hamilton Heights High School construction program was the first to receive an apprenticeship certification from Indiana’s Department of Workforce Development. About 40 students will serve in paid apprenticeships with local construction companies while they earn professional certifications and class credits. Read more.

In other construction news:

Spending on U.S. construction projects was largely unchanged in April as another decline in home construction was offset by a big gain in government spending on projects such as highways and hospitals. School construction spending rose 2.1%. Read more.

The Master Builders of Iowa has created a new $5 million endowment to offer resources to schools, businesses and nonprofits that work with the state’s commercial construction industry on career education and workforce recruitment, including construction and industrial arts curricula. Read more.