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  • A Conversation about Depression and Suicidal Ideation

    If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health, suicide or substance use crisis or emotional distress, reach out 24/7 to the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) by dialing or […]

  • Emerging Ransomware Trends in Critical Infrastructure: How Proactive Defense Makes a Big Difference

    This blog was authored by Drew Schmitt. Schmitt is the Principal Threat Intelligence Analyst for the GuidePoint Research and Intelligence Team (GRIT). Introduction Recently, the GuidePoint Security Research and Intelligence Team (GRIT) published a white paper examining ransomware trends in […]

  • Jennifer Sproul Named to Top 100 Women

    Recently, Maryland’s The Daily Record recognized MCCEI President Jennifer Sproul as one of the Top 100 Women in Maryland. Maryland’s Top 100 Women recognizes high-achieving Maryland women who are making an impact through their leadership, community service and mentoring. Winners are […]

  • February Mental Health Newsletter

    Last month, MCCEI hosted the first webinar in the 5-part ‘Mental Health in the Construction Industry’ series. At this intimate webinar, volunteers discussed their lived experiences, and WellSpark and NAMI Metro Baltimore addressed ways that organizations can support their employees’ […]

  • Press Release: MCCEI Announces Four Scholarships

      Media Contact:                                                                            […]

  • BLOG: It’s time to talk about mental health in construction

    Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020, mental health has been a hot topic in many job sectors, if not in society as a whole. People have decided to change careers, as self-reflection becomes more prevalent. What hasn’t been […]

  • BLOG: Joining the wave of career changers? You should consider construction.

    In November 2021, the rate of workers to voluntarily leave their jobs hit a new record of 3% as 4.4 million Americans transitioned careers. Texas A&M University professor Anthony Klotz coined the term “Great Resignation,” a word that took off […]

  • Announcing the MCCEI Internship Program

    The Maryland Center for Construction Education and Innovation, Inc. (MCCEI) is pleased to announce the creation of our new Internship Program. This program is set to place both high school and college/post-secondary students in paid summer internships in the built […]

  • Hear from the 2021 Pathway Awards Winners

    Our finalists for the Built Environment were as follows: Anthony Consoli & Kathleen Sherrill (AIA Baltimore), Benjamin Morgan (Barton Malow Builders), and Shelley Halstead (Black Women Build). Winner: Shelley Halstead Shelly came on the Build Your Path Podcast to discuss […]

  • BLOG: 2021 Pathway Awards Scholarship Winners

    MCCEI is dedicated to the advancement of the built environment workforce, making careers in the built environment a first-choice option. In 2021, MCCEI launched it’s first ever annual scholarship for students currently enrolled or planning to enroll in built environment-related […]

  • BLOG: Announcing the Pathway Awards Finalists

    The Maryland Center for Construction & Education (MCCEI) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2021 Pathway Awards. After receiving nearly 40 nominations across six different categories, the MCCEI Judging Committee has narrowed it down to the below finalists. All the nominees are deserving of the award, so we […]

  • BLOG: Four Classic Safety Principles of Traffic Control

    This was written by Thomas Trott of Traffic Pro Beds   As we conclude Maryland Safety Month, we are freshly reminded of the dangerous circumstances road workers are exposed to daily. While government and private programs are constantly developing new […]

  • Press Release: MCCEI Presents: Pathway Awards

    Media Contact:  Matthew Pyne, MCCEI  717.332.9529     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:    MCCEI Presents: Pathway Awards    The Maryland Center for Construction Education and Innovation (MCCEI) is excited to announce the first ever awards ceremony focusing solely on the future of the […]

  • Women In Construction Week: Common Myths About a Career in Construction

    Happy Women in Construction Week! MCCEI joins the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and thousands of other organizations across the United States this week in celebrating the contributions that women make to the built environment every day. While […]

  • Press Release: MCCEI Announces Four Scholarships

      Media Contact:                                                                            […]

  • Guest Blog: Women in the Workplace

    In 2020, the conversation of diversity in the workplace continued. Several corporations released statements on their commitment to diversity and the steps they planned to take to support our black, brown, woman, and LGBTQ community members. As a woman in […]

  • Important Jobs in Winter Time

    All Built Environment jobs are important, but especially crucial during the winter. Below are 5 jobs to help better learn about their seasonal importance.   1. Construction worker What you’d do: Depending on where you live, construction workers are the unsung […]

  • Ensuring Safety During the Holidays

    Season’s Greetings, Everyone! As we turn our attention to holidays, families and friends, we can never lose sight of safety. Some of the most serious incidents occur when we go home after work and forget that our safe efforts cannot […]

  • Capitol Technology University: NCCER for Credit

    NCCER and Capitol Technology University have a Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) reviewed and approved agreement for NCCER credential completers to have their credential evaluated for technical elective credit. The number of technical elective credit hours from NCCER programs may […]

  • October Social Media Challenge

    We’re challenging you to participate in our Photo Challenge. It’s simple: Capture an image of a typical Day-In-The-Life for your Built Environment Career and Tag Us on Social Media. Use the Hashtags: #CareersInConstructionMonth , #BuildYourPath , and #PhotoChallenge . A winner be […]

  • Jennifer Sproul Named New MCCEI President

    Media Contact:                                                                              […]

  • Maryland’s Work Sharing Unemployment Insurance Program Continues to Expand, Protect Jobs

    For immediate release: July 28, 2020 Permalink Contact: Shareese Churchill 410-974-2316 Maryland’s Work Sharing Unemployment Insurance Program Continues to Expand, Protect Jobs Flexible Alternative to Layoffs Helps Employers Preserve Jobs, Allows Employees to Collect Partial Unemployment Benefits More Than 220 Businesses Now […]

  • The New Normal in Construction

    The following comes from a Construction Dive article entitled, ‘The new normal: 8 ways the coronavirus crisis is changing construction’ (Goodman)   1. Jobsites will be cleaner and safer The virus put a spotlight on the importance of worker health […]

  • Press Release: Baltimore City High School Student Wins Prestigious Scholarship

      Media Contact:                                    Kimberly Hahr ACE Mentor of Baltimore 410-704-5956   IMG_5041 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:     BALTIMORE CITY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT WINS PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIP IN NATIONAL COMPETITION   BALTIMORE, MD – May 7, 2020 Donyae McKoy, a senior […]

  • MCCEI’s Business Intel Web Series

    Web series to provide insight into how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted the construction industry and resources to navigate these times. About this Event MCCEI presents the Business Intel Web Series. Business Intel is a once to twice a week […]

  • Governor’s 3/23 Executive Order and Real Estate

    OLC-Interpretive-Guidance-COVID19-04 Governor Hogan’s just-issued Executive Order closing non-essential business at 5 PM today. Notably, all commercial and residential construction activities are, for now, considered essential and therefore are not affected. For our industry, these business may remain open: Commercial Facilities Sector: Building […]

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Businesses

    The State of Maryland has taken far-reaching and proactive steps to minimize the impact of COVID-19 across our state, including ordering state employees to telework, closing public schools, closing casinos and racetracks, and activating the National Guard so it is […]

  • ACE Mentor Program of Baltimore Updates Related to COVID-19

    UPDATE Hello ACE Baltimore Mentors, Schools, and Board Members,   I hope you all are doing well and staying safe. I am emailing you to let you know that after much consideration by the ACE Baltimore team, we will unfortunately […]

  • ACE Baltimore’s Day of Giving

    ACE Mentor of Baltimore is hosting it’s first ever ‘ACE Baltimore’s Day of Giving’ on Tuesday, April 21st.   The ACE Mentor Program has been bringing workforce opportunities to local high school students since 2006. Through after-school mentorship, a design project competition, field trips […]

  • ACE Industry Fair

    On Thursday, January 16th, ACE Mentor Program of Baltimore welcomed local architecture, construction, and engineering companies to the Baltimore Zoo’s Mansion House for the first annual ACE Industry Fair. The purpose of this event was to engage high school and […]

  • Building Connections: Educators Panel

    Back in late November, MCCEI hosted it’s first ever Panel Event. This was a panel comprised of local educators, both from the High School and the Collegiate level, who spoke to an audience of over 50 about the challenges facing […]

  • PRESS RELEASE: ACE Industry Fair for Students

    ACE Industry Fair 2020 Press Release Media Contact:                                           Kimberly Hahr ACE Mentor of Baltimore 410-704-5956     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   ACE Mentor Program of Baltimore Hosts the ACE Industry Fair for Students Students throughout Baltimore City, Baltimore County, […]

  • Towson University’s Economic Outlook

    Towson University hosted an Economic Outlook Forum in early November highlighting the state of the economy and what to expect in the coming years. Dr. Daraius Irani, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research at Towson University, presented the […]

  • Barton Malow and New Technologies

    MCCEI recently had a conversation with Barton Malow’s Alan Todd (Senior VDC Manager) to discuss the new technologies they have put into practice to not only improve efficiencies in their business practices, but also to increase safety practices for their […]

  • Mahan Rykiel Associates Becomes Woman-Owned Firm

    As a landscape architecture, urban design, and planning firm, having a diversity of people, backgrounds and ideas has been key to Mahan Rykiel Associate’s (MRA) success. A diverse perspective provides an edge when tackling issues of community identity, economic development, […]

  • Build The Lifestyle You Deserve: Rockstar Plumber

    [From Shapiro & Duncan] I was a typical suburban kid raised by a great family, but felt the strong pull to break free at the young age of 18. Even though I was focused on having a good time over […]

  • Press Release: 2019 ACE Mentor Program of Baltimore’s Presentation Night

    ACE Event Press Release 2019 Media Contact:                                               Kimberly Hahr ACE Mentor of Baltimore 410-704-5956     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   ACE Mentor of Baltimore Celebrates the Work of Their Students Students throughout Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Howard County […]

  • ACE Mentor 2019 Field Trip

    On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, the ACE Mentor Program of Baltimore visited the Baltimore Food Hub to gain insight on their design project. For the 2019 program year, ACE Baltimore teams were given the task of developing a site plan […]

  • Remembering Sheldon Joel Shapiro, 53

    Dear Valued Business Customers, Partners and Friends, On Thursday, February 7, 2019, Sheldon Shapiro passed away peacefully in his home in Bethesda, MD. He was born and raised in Silver Spring, MD, to David and Marcia Shapiro. Graduating with a […]

  • The Maryland Center for Construction Education & Innovation Welcomes Seven New Board Members

    The Maryland Center for Construction Education & Innovation Welcomes Seven New Board Members Industry-Led, Workforce Intermediary, Appoints Six Construction Executives and One Education Leader to Board of Directors Hunt Valley, MD – December 2013 — The Maryland Center for Construction Education […]

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