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Displaying items tagged: West Michigan Construction Institute

Sunday, 04 December 2022 17:33

West Michigan Construction Institute plans $3M expansion

GRAND RAPIDS — The West Michigan Construction Institute will facilitate more specialized trades training programs as part of a $3 million second-phase expansion.

Sunday, 20 November 2022 18:30

Construction firms worry labor availability may disrupt major project pipeline

Ahistoric influx of federal stimulus and infrastructure funding, combined with the state’s full-court press for large battery manufacturing plants, is on a collision course with a widespread construction labor shortage.

Published in Manufacturing
Tuesday, 06 September 2022 16:30

Muskegon ranks 4th nationally for construction job growth, but workforce challenges persist

Construction employment in the Muskegon metropolitan area grew at the fourth fastest rate nationally from July 2021 to July of this year. 


Friday, 08 July 2022 22:34

Budget directs $16M for union, non-union construction trades development

A state budget deal announced last week allocates $16 million to construction training programs across the state to help combat the industry’s ongoing labor challenges.

Sunday, 05 December 2021 18:00

8 West Michigan projects to watch

The construction industry experienced widespread pauses on projects in 2020 during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the backlog made for a packed year in 2021, which features a range of ongoing projects including housing developments and reuses of former industrial buildings.

Wednesday, 29 September 2021 16:02

Whitmer signs budget with childcare, talent development priorities; millions in one-time spending for Kent Co.

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed a state budget for the new fiscal year that includes hundreds of millions of dollars for childcare and talent development, as well as more than $23 million in one-time spending for various Kent County developments.

Published in Economic Development

Monday, 30 August 2021 16:43

West Michigan Construction Institute facility slated to open in 2022, aid in construction labor shortage

GRAND RAPIDS — A hub for talent recruitment, skills development and job placement is expected to open early next year in Grand Rapids in hopes of filling the workforce pipeline for West Michigan construction jobs.