With so many unfilled construction jobs, the right training can really pay off!

In today’s economy, it’s hard to imagine going into debt of $50 thousand or more for an education that leads a job making less than $30 thousand a year. And yet, it happens, and a lot more often than many people would like to think. According to The Student Loan Report, an online aggregator of news regarding the student loan industry, national student loan has reached $1.4 trillion, surpassing credit card and auto loan debt as the largest consumer debt sources.

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New NAWIC Executive Vice President Hopes to Grow Membership, Spread the Word about Women in Construction

At ACEF, we’re proud to support diversity in the workplace, and are particularly interested in seeing women continue to be well-represented in the workforce. That’s one of reasons that we’re pleased to share the following news article. The National Association of Women in Construction has recently announced the promotion of Beth Brooks to new executive vice president, succeeding Dede Hughes who had held the position for more than 20 years.

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Be Pro, Be Proud Initiative Created to Train the Workforce of the Future

In 2016, the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce created the “Be Pro, Be Proud” initiative to address what has been known as a “skills gap” between Arkansas’ workforce, and the needs of employers. With the large amount of high profile infrastructure and economic development projects throughout the state, there is presently a critical shortage of skilled labor available in many trades.

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