Greater Houston Partnership hosts Town Hall
Houston business leaders gathered recently in a town hall to discuss cultivating and sustaining a quality workforce for decades to come. The event hosted by the Greater Houston Partnership was focused on quality training through the Construction Career Collaborative and putting people to work via the Partnership’s UpSkill initiative.
C3 Previous Town Hall Meetings
If one thing is for certain, the Construction Career Collaborative (C3) and its message continue to resonate throughout the commercial building industry. That is not only my opinion, but the consensus opinion of the panelists and attendees following the inaugural C3 Town Hall meetings.
The candid conversations included the all too familiar refrains of “making a career in construction attractive again”; “eliminating improper employment practices”; and “the need to reintroduce craft training in all areas of construction”. The majority, if not all, of the attendees, readily understand what the issues are. They also agree that this effort, led by ......
Kevin Camarata (top right) “We need to recapture the trades as a proud profession. We have been poor stewards of the profession which we inherited”.
Quotes from our Owners:
Spencer Moore "It starts with the Owner. This is a journey and it will take time. The end result is quality which will improve".
Peter R. Dawson "Owners are interested in value not just cost. Skilled workforce = Better construction quality = Lower life-cycle cost = Value".
Jim Stevenson (on the left) "It is about training and better qualified craft workers. We need to be leaders in the industry".
Steve Mechler (on the right) "It is our responsibility to our industry to perpetuate it moving forward. As a general contractor, I can sleep better at night knowing that I have a well trained safe trade partner on our job site".