Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 04, 2014
Construction Connection, the online network of construction industry professionals and construction hiring resource, announced a partnership with Lynda.com to help construction professionals further their education. Lynda.com is an education website where individuals can take classes online to learn about various subjects and software like MS Excel, Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM). For Construction Connection members, this is an immense resource for adding skills to their portfolio.
“We are thrilled to offer access to classes on Lynda.com to the Construction Connection community,” says Kent Leighton, veteran of the construction industry and Co-Founder of the site. “Competition for construction jobs is high, and by offering this resource to our members we are helping them gain a competitive edge by providing them skills that are required in today’s marketplace. In conjunction with our other new tools, we are working to improve construction hiring for everyone from project managers to electricians and construction cost estimators to contractors.”
In addition to the new partnership with Lynda.com, Construction Connection recently rolled out new features further aimed at improving construction hiring, including the Everything DiSC Workplace Profile, certified background checks and employment verification, and Prove It! by IMB tests. Each of these resources is expected to help the construction community and improve transparency between individuals and construction companies.
DiSC Profiles give insight into individuals’ communication and working styles to help construction project managers build more cohesive teams. The background checks and employment verification resources save hiring managers time and assure that they are interviewing quality candidates for their available construction jobs.
Tests from Prove It! by IBM allow individuals to demonstrate their proficiency at using specific software like Quickbooks and Microsoft Office to construction company owners. With the new partnership with Lynda.com, now individuals who are not already skilled in certain software can watch video tutorials and learn new skills. Construction Connection also features an educational blog discussing various subjects related to the construction industry, as well as Safety Toolbox Talks, access to industry leaders, and much more.
For more information on these new features and construction resources, visit ConstructionConnection.com.
About Construction Connection:
ConstructionConnection.com was created out of a need for a more effective and streamlined way for construction industry professionals to get matched with the right industry jobs and with the right industry opportunities. The founders of Construction Connection, both industry professionals themselves, listened to both company and individuals’ dissatisfaction with the traditional job boards, the paid resume blasts, the overpriced resume services and overall lack of sympathy toward the individual candidate. They also listened to the dissatisfaction from companies who post jobs only to get many irrelevant results or have to purchase high priced ads to showcase their company. Construction Connection is a patent-pending, one-of-a- kind profile creating / match-making system. The system delivers effective results. Construction Connection saves time, money and aggravation by matching people to people, people to companies, companies to people, and company to company.