• News for Construction Education & Training

    Thursday, December 08, 2022
    North Bay Construction Corps - Class of Marin addresses the high demand for construction workers in our community. This program enables students to explore a variety of construction related careers and prepares young adults for internship positions with local Marin Builders Association firms at the end of each class cycle.  Made possible by the Mario Ghilotti Family Foundation, the Sausalito, and ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Marin Builders Association News, Community, Event Related, Press Release
    Tuesday, December 06, 2022
    A new law will require almost all contractors in California to carry workers’ compensation coverage, regardless of if they have employees or not. According to the author of the bill, State Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) the new law was necessary due to the tendency of many small contractors to claim they have no employees, when in fact they regularly hire day laborers or undocumented workers. Since a ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Community, Marin Builders Association News, Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Member News, Business Tips, Cornerstone Partner News
    Tuesday, November 15, 2022
    It is easy to underestimate the dangerous potential of electricity because its use is so common. However, electricity can cause burns, shocks, and electrocution. These hazards must be considered when working with equipment powered by electricity, working with electrical systems, or repairing broken energized equipment. Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to ...read more
    Categories: Business Tips, Construction Education & Training, Member News, Builders Corner, Community, Cornerstone Partner News, Safety
    Tuesday, October 25, 2022
    Pictograms were developed to simplify hazard communication on chemical container labels and safety data sheets (SDSs), regardless of manufacturer or country of origin. The pictograms are based on images and symbols employees throughout the world would recognize and understand.Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to download the complete training short in ...read more
    Categories: Business Tips, Cornerstone Partner News, Safety, Construction Education & Training, Member News, Builders Corner
    Wednesday, October 19, 2022
    NORTH BAY CONSTRUCTION CORPS (NBCC) - Marin ClassRequest for Services NBCC – Marin Class Program Coordinator This opportunity is available immediately.   We are looking for a professional to provide services to manage and coordinate a construction training program for High School seniors and young adults in Marin County.DUTIES and EXPECTATIONS: Serve as the lead coordinator to advise other ...read more
    Categories: Community, Marin Builders Association News, Press Release, Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Member News
    Tuesday, October 11, 2022
    On Saturday, October 8th, 18 local students were celebrated for successfully completing a rigorous six-week course in basic construction.  The Education to Career (e2c) Construction Training Program targets entry-level employment, providing the basic skills for success in the construction industry.  In addition to technical skills, the program also includes career, financial and personal support ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Member News, Advocacy and Legislation, Community, Marin Builders Association News
    Tuesday, October 04, 2022
    Are you an existing client of Norcal PTAC who has only used our consulting services just a few times?  Have you thought about becoming a client of Norcal PTAC, but never found the time? As a Norcal PTAC Procurement Specialist, I want to share with you what I think are some of the most overlooked benefits you can receive after becoming a client. And like all of our services, these are offered to ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Community, Member News, Bid Opportunties, Business Tips, Construction Education & Training
    Thursday, July 21, 2022
    Running a business requires you to know or learn a lot of things that you might not expect. Business owners wear a lot of hats, and being able to keep them organized is key. Here are five organizational skills you should work on, to help make your business more efficient.Time Management No one enjoys working with people who can’t seem to finish a task in the time they said they would, or who ...read more
    Categories: Construction Education & Training, Builders Corner, Business Tips, Community
    Tuesday, June 14, 2022
    "Behavior Based Safety" (BBS) can have positive results when done correctly. In a successful BBS approach, everyone must be on the same page regarding the safe behaviors for all hazards present.To assure everyone is truly aware of the hazards and respective controls for each task, a simple process can be employed - Job Hazard Analyses (JHAs).JHAs provide a simple outline of the Critical Behaviors ...read more
    Categories: Construction Education & Training, Member News, Cornerstone Partner News, Safety
    Thursday, December 23, 2021
    Changing careers is a big decision. You might have friends or family members who have concerns about making such a choice. In a lot of cases, people worry because they don’t understand the modern construction industry or the amazing things you can do in it. Here are five myths and facts about starting a career in construction.Myth 1: You Won’t Make Enough Money Fact: Like most industries, ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Community, Business Tips, Construction Education & Training
    Thursday, October 01, 2020
    Have you ever met someone who knew exactly what they wanted to do in life from the time they were a small child? Some people are like that. They are practically born knowing where to go. For the rest of us, it’s important to find a good fit. But having a career is so much better when you know you can bring passion to your work. Here are five ways you can tell that your passion (and your future) ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Community, Construction Education & Training, Member News
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