Is Rhode Island’s Economy on the Rebound? Story from GoLocalProv.com

Is Rhode Island’s Economy on the Rebound?

Rhode Island recession recovery

Uptick in building and construction cited as an economic strength indicator for Rhode Island.

 

Read the full story at GoLocalProv.com on what other good news is in store (retail was another) for Rhode Island’s economy…

Builders Hanging Help-Wanted Signs as Industry Rebounds

Construction employment in the U.S. is poised to rebound as a swelling pipeline of projects prompts companies to expand.

Builders in October had the most job openings and broke ground on more homes than at any time in four years, government data show. Billing by architecture firms, which typically leads construction by at least nine months, is climbing at the fastest pace since December 2010.

Builders Hanging Help-Wanted Signs as Industry Rebounds
Builders Hanging Help-Wanted Signs as Industry Rebounds

“You have a lot of projects right now in design and development, and as soon as the financing hits and the approvals are out, then the shovels go in the ground,” said Suzanne Breistol, co-owner of ConstructionConnection.com, a Marble Falls, Texas-based employment consulting service.

While construction payrolls accounted for 4.1 percent of all U.S. employment in November, a six-decade low, industry hiring will ripple through the world’s largest economy, prompting manufacturers, retailers, landscapers, real-estate brokers and transportation companies to also take on staff, according to economist Mark Zandi.  About 250,000 construction and related jobs will be created in 2013, 13 percent of the 1.93 million Zandi projects the U.S. will add.

“Construction is a small share of the job market, but it can be a very large share of job growth, particularly when the construction industry is in an upswing,” said Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics Inc. in West Chester, Pennsylvania. “A big share of the improvement in jobs growth that I anticipate will come from construction and anything related.”

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NEIT trades-program students may qualify for the mikeroweWORKS Scholarship

rhode_island-college_scholorships-neitNew England Tech students enrolled in a skilled trade program may qualify for the mikeroweWORKS Scholarship

(Yes, that Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs fame)

Mike Rowe Foundation

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Electrical Technology is the right program for Nicole at New England Tech

New England Tech Electrical Technology student, Nicole, is breaking ground in what had been a predominantly male field – hear her story in this short video.

Meet Sarah, a plumbing and heating graduate from New England Tech.

Sarah stayed home with her kids for years, but when it was time for a career to support her family she found New England Tech’s Plumbing and Heating Technology programs to be a good fit – hear her story in this short video.

New England Tech Heating Program featured on WPRI Rhode Show

 

Boy Scouts Learn Plumbing Skills

Steve Jason, one of New England Tech’s Plumbing Technology Department adjunct instructors, is a great guy! This past summer he volunteered as a plumbing instructor for several Boy Scout troops camping at Yawgoog Scout Reservation in Hope Valley, Rhode Island.  For the past three years, Steve has been an Assistant Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 44 from Chepachet, Rhode Island.  His 13 year old son, Greg, is a member of this troop so every July, Steve and Greg spend a week together at Yawgoog.

While they were at camp this summer, Greg decided to earn a merit badge in plumbing (like father, like son) so Steve tagged along to see what was being taught.  Steve offered a few suggestions to the scouts and soon realized that he could put his teaching skills to good use.  The Boy Scout Administration saw how well Steve worked with the boys so they asked him if he could work with more scouts throughout the remainder of the summer. Of course, Steve said yes and continued to help the scouts complete their plumbing merit badge requirements every Thursday afternoon.

Steve had so much fun helping the scouts that he has already volunteered his time for 10 sessions next summer!  By Steve sharing his expertise with the Boy Scouts, maybe he is helping some future New England Tech students.

Nice work, Steve!

 By: New England Tech | Plumbing School  #plumbingschool #newenglandtech #rhodeisland