Swinerton In the News

Swinerton Builders: March 11, 2011

Project Management Program Puts Young Workers in Pipeline

The California Construction College at San Jose City College has launched an accredited online program that can lead to a bachelor’s degree in construction management.

 

The pilot program that started March 7 in Silicon Valley and Providence, R.I, is about to go national this spring.

Silicon Valley construction contractors say the course will be a valuable tool in recruiting younger workers. The average age of workers in some of the trades can be well into middle age.

 

Local construction companies — including Swinerton Inc. and Toeniskoetter & Breeding Inc. — are reaching out to employees to recruit students. 

 

Swinerton's own Jennifer Gallegos, an administrative assistant, enrolled in the new program as a pathway to project management.

Source: Silicon Valley Business Journal http://ow.ly/4czve