Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas

The National Center for Construction Education and Research recently reported that the U.S. currently lacks around 430,000 construction workers nationwide. A program in Kansas is seeking to help meet the needs of the workforce in all career fields by investing in middle school and high school students. Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas (JAG-K) is a multi-year, […]

News Release: JAG-K Students Visit McPherson Businesses to Learn About Power and Manufacturing

October 6, 2022 Article from In recognition of October celebrations of Design, Production and Repair Month and Energy Awareness Month, six Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas (JAG-K) programs from central Kansas gathered in McPherson to learn about career opportunities at two Kansas businesses. JAG-K is a multi-year, in-school program for students in grades 6-12 that […]

U.S. Engineering Team Members Share Advice for Women in Construction (WIC) Week 2022

U.S. Engineering Originally posted at Every year in March, we and others in our industry take a week to highlight women in construction. This year, March 6-12 was Women in Construction (WIC) Week. We asked seven of our team members to record videos sharing advice or encouragement for other women in the industry. Watch […]

Hickman Mills launches Inaugural Skilled Trades Class

Katie Roe, Executive Director of Secondary Schools, HMSD In August 2022, Hickman Mills C-1 School District launched our inaugural Skilled Trades I class for 9th and 10th graders. While we do not currently have a traditional “shop” type space for the class to happen in, we are evidence of “where there’s a will, there’s a […]

Engaging in Meaningful Education and Industry Partnerships

As we prepare for the 2020-21 school year, we are presented with new challenges due to the current pandemic. We are actively developing new ways to continue engaging with students, educators and parents to make sure they are not only aware, but well-informed, about the great career opportunities within the construction industry.