Higher Education

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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Key To Success | Higher Education in Construction

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As the construction labor market remains tight and skilled labor shortages persist, wages in construction continue to rise, often outpacing and exceeding typical earnings in other industries. Is it time to consider a career in construction? Read on! The industry sees a rising number of job openings year-over-year. The count of open construction jobs increased slightly…
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STONEPILE llc’s Career Highlight—Masonry

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Many careers are available within the masonry industry from mason to instructor to project manager. Currently, there is a shortage of skilled masons. Masonry workers use bricks, concrete and concrete blocks, and natural and manufactured stones to build structures. Could this be a lucrative career path? Read on! What Does a Masonry Contractor Do? Masonry contractors are…
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STONEPILE llc’s Career Highlight—Electricians

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Electricians are trade professionals whose responsibilities are to design, install, maintain, and troubleshoot electrical wiring systems. These systems can be in housing, commercial or industrial buildings, and even in machines and large pieces of equipment. Could this be a lucrative career path? Read on! We offer a Bachelor of Applied Science degree while preparing you to…
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STONEPILE llc—No Standardized Testing Required

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We recognize the need to provide quality higher education that is accessible to everyone—even those without the means or strategies for competing on the ACT, SAT, or IB exams. The good news: Like us, numerous community and state colleges do not require high standardized test scores. STONEPILEllc offers your students a higher education opportunity that…
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A Career in Construction | Breaking Social Barriers

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While the construction industry is in desperate need of skilled tradespeople, there is a significant population of US citizens unable to get a good job. Let’s talk about prison reform and preparing post-incarcerated individuals with solid employment opportunities. Photo created by wirestock – www.freepik.com Why are young people in their prime working years unemployed in…
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