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Israel Carteno and Walgreens

SHAPING A CONFIDENT, CONNECTED, AND MOTIVATED NEXT-GEN WORKFORCE Construction companies need to fill their workforce, and younger generations who desire high-paying jobs without spending 4+ years in college are ready to work. However, without the right resources or connections, most young people have difficulty entering the construction workforce. ConstructReach bridges the gap between construction companies […]

Jesse Vodges and Haydn Raborn

TAKING DUAL LEARNING APPROACH FOR INTERNSHIPS What happens when an intern and a manager go through training together? For Fulcrum Construction Project Manager Jesse Vodges, and intern, Haydn Raborn, it was important to start Haydn’s internship off on the right foot. Although they didn’t know what to expect from ConstructReach’s internship program, Jesse and Haydn […]

Jerald Stimage and Elliott Parker

MANUFACTURING CAREER PROFILE: FINDING THE RIGHT CAREER FIT Jerald Stimage and Elliott Parker are both Plan Shift Supervisors at ICL Group — a leading global specialty minerals company — and both built successful careers in manufacturing, but their pathways to where they are now were very different. Stimage studied information technology at St. Louis Community […]

Siddhant Mehta

CONSTRUCTION CAREER PROFILE: TURNING CHALLENGE INTO OPPORTUNITY Growing up in India, Siddhant Mehta witnessed the construction of beautiful buildings and developed a natural curiosity about how such structures were made. While pursuing an undergraduate degree in civil engineering, he decided the next step would be a Master’s degree in construction management. Siddhant wanted to study […]

Mike Kalinowsky

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THE CONSTRUCTREACH E-LEARNING MODULES: Giving Young Construction Professionals the Skills to Succeed More Than Just Safety On the job site, safety is paramount. Mike Kalinowski, Director of Safety at W.E. O’Neil Construction, works every day to ensure his crews follow OSHA regulations and insurance requirements. When he was introduced to a safety engineering student who […]

John Bodary

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SUPPORTING AND CELEBRATING A Diverse Workforce Old Friends, New Beginnings Woods Construction & Interiors is not new to the construction industry or the challenges it faces. In fact, for seven decades and counting they have served the entire nation, employing hundreds of people from all communities and backgrounds. President John Bodary already knew about ConstructReach […]

Mike Arasin

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FULCRUM CONSTRUCTION AND CONSTRUCTREACH: A Partnership that Helps Position for the Future The Situation When Mike Arasin, the CEO and Founder of Fulcrum Construction, a retail commercial contracting company, heard that their longtime client, Target, was teaming up with an organization to attract young, diverse talent to the construction industry, he was immediately interested. “As […]

Debra Lary

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ENHANCED EXPOSURE EQUALS A More Diverse Workforce The Situation Debra Lary, Work-Based Learning Coordinator for Newton County Schools in Covington, GA, is responsible for introducing high school students throughout the county to work-based training programs and careers. “I receive calls looking for good students all of the time, but if students haven’t been exposed to […]

Marlon Parnell

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With offices in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and San Antonio — Fulcrum Construction creates high-quality, people-centered, retail commercial construction built to inspire. Marlon Parnell has joined Fulcrum Construction and answered a few questions about his career and journey in the construction industry. Name: Marlon Parnell Job Title: Owner Site Representative, Target Goal: To Own His First […]