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Director of Education - ABC Chesapeake Shores Chapter

Position title:  Director of Education  Location: Annapolis, MD
To Apply:
Please contact: Chris Garvey cgarvey@abc-chesapeake.org
ABC Chesapeake Shores Chapter
100 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Basic Functions:

• Develop, administer and maintain management education and apprenticeship training programs.

Specific Responsibilities:

Management Education:
• Plan, develop and administer management education programs for the commercial construction industry.
• Research topics, subject matter, instructors to develop new seminars and monitor the profit and loss to make each class viable.
• Market educational courses to members by email, newsletter, fax, direct mail and telephone, word of mouth, etc.
• Assist in developing promotional materials to assist in advertising educational programs.
• Conduct evaluation of course effectiveness, including appropriateness of subject matter, material taught and instructor quality.
• Procure course instructors and speakers and provide instructor training as required.
• Develop new educational programs.
• Develop partnerships with other organizations in the area of education.
• Prepare articles for Chapter newsletter.
• Administer grant opportunities pertinent to augment Chapter operations.
• Serve as point of contact for individual members seeking information or assistance regarding management education and apprenticeship programs.
• Supply information for member billings and monitor status of open accounts regarding education.

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Diversity & Inclusion Summit Defines the Value and Impact of a Diverse Industry

At its first annual Diversity & Inclusion Summit, ABC brought together business owners, industry executives and ABC members from across the country to network and to explore why supplier diversity is key to the growth and the future of the construction industry. With more than 100 people in attendance, the summit sparked an open and honest conversation about why it’s important to embrace a diverse business culture and the value it provides businesses and the community.

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OSHA Issues Guidance on Transgender Restroom Access

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued “A Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Workers” June 1, which provides employers guidance on best practices regarding restroom access for transgender employees. The publication includes information on OSHA’s Sanitation Standard, Model Practices, and state and local laws regarding restroom access.  

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New Award Showcases the Future Leaders of the Construction Industry

ABC member companies are full of talented, innovative and hardworking employees—many of whom are still in the early stages of their careers. As the future generation of business leaders and executives, young professionals in the construction industry are very important to ABC and its members. That is why ABC wants to honor them and recognize the leading young professionals in the association with the new Young Professional of the Year Award. 

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Director of Education Services – ABC Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter

Director of Education Services – ABC Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter

Basic Functions: Develop, administer and maintain management education and apprenticeship training programs.
To Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter to mtebeau@abceastpa.org

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Amendment Targeting Federal Contractors on Department of Defense Bill Defeated

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Department of Defense (DoD) Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (H.R. 2685) June 11 without an ABC-opposed provision that would unfairly harm federal contractors and increase costs to taxpayers and the federal government.

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DOL Regulatory Agenda Released

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regulatory agenda was released on May 21 and lists the priorities of the administration and the rulemakings they expect to release this year. The most recent agenda focuses on overtime requirements, the persuader rule and more. 

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Public Workforce System Rulemaking Addressed in Comments

As part of a coalition, ABC submitted comments June 15 to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and U.S. Department of Education (DOE) on proposed rules for the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). ABC and the coalition offered its input in a number of areas where the public workforce system under WIOA can be better aligned with the needs of employers.

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