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Understanding The Basics of Construction for Your Students

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The construction industry offers job seekers lucrative and fulfilling careers with ample learning and leadership opportunities! Understanding the basics of construction is essential so you can guide your students in making the right career choice in the industry. Read on to learn about construction with STONEPILEllc The Online Construction College! A degree in construction leadership means your…
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STONEPILE llc’s Career Highlight—HVAC Technicians

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Do your students want a job that starts around 50K and is projected to increase in opportunities by 15% over the next three years? Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning are collectively referred to as HVAC, and the professionals who work in this industry are called HVAC technicians. A qualified HVAC technician installs, maintains, and repairs heating, ventilation, air…
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STONEPILE llc’s Career Highlight—Construction Framer

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As one of the first on site, a framer reads the blueprints and kicks off the building process. In this important role, framers install the structural members of a building and prepare them for the next phase of construction, where cladding* and other materials go into place. Framers are versatile and work with wood, steel, concrete, and other framing…
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Solving the Labor Shortage With Higher Education

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Construction labor has long faced a generational challenge in finding skilled workers. But the second half of 2022 is adding even more obstacles: inflation, federal spending, aging workforce, and continued labor shortages—all driving up costs, wages, and the overall price of building anything in the United States. The crisis has prompted the Associated General Contractors of America…
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College Enrollment | Is A Degree Worth the Price Tag?

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As the cost of tuition rises and the national student loan debt crisis continues to make headlines, parents are concerned about access to higher education. The average college tuition cost has increased in the 2021-2022 academic year at both public and private schools. The stats show that kids are returning to in-person college, but is college worth the…
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STONEPILE llc | A New Semester Is around the Corner!

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STONEPILEllc was founded by Dr. Garry Vermaas and Dr. Jodi Vermaas in 2019 with the mission to harness the power of innovation, technology, and experience to train the next generation of construction leaders in values-based perspectives, success-oriented knowledge, and real-world construction skills. We provide the opportunity for an Associate in Applied Science in Construction, a Bachelor of Applied…
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POWER DESIGN AND STONEPILE | Training the Next Generation!

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Here at STONEPILEllc, we work with the best! Our students, faculty, and advisors come from a wide range of industry-leading businesses including: Power Design is a National Design Build Contractor, focused on innovative construction across multiple trades: electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and systems technologies. Power Design is among Fortune Magazine’s top 100 workplaces. Zac promotes the success of the company…
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Construction: A New Way to Build and Lead

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Construction work is often perceived as complex, dirty, and unskilled labor. Construction offers an excellent opportunity to develop your career. With over 10 million skilled professionals, construction is a growing industry with a vibrant workforce. Construction offers a great opportunity to build your career. Construction Work Isn’t Just Manual Labor; there’s more to it. Read on. From…
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Get the Skills to Become a Construction Leader Today!

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According to the Associated General Contractors of America, construction job openings are up 40% from this time last year. Job openings in construction at the end of April totaled 494,000. The benefits of working in construction are numerous: strong job security, high economic demand, and remarkable career growth opportunities are clear indicators of a thriving industry.…
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Continuing Education | Upgrade Your Skills

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Are you interested in upgrading your skills or expanding your learning horizons? STONEPILEllc provides a range of courses to serve the needs of our communities and provide pathways to additional learning. One of the main benefits of continuing education is improving and expanding your skillset. Learning new skills empowers you to lead in this vibrant and…
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