Today construction companies not only need employees with hands on experience, but equally important is the knowledge of common computer software.
Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 20, 2014
Consulting Simplified™, the consulting division of the construction industry hiring and networking website ConstructionConnection.com, announces a new campaign aimed at helping companies in the construction industry through their new Test-Train-Test™ program. The new program evaluates and teaches individuals basic soft and hard skills focused on technology. Directed by the Co-Founders of the site Kent Leighton and Suzanne Breistol, the Test-Train-Test™ model encourages individuals and construction companies to engage in self-paced on-demand education to keep pace with the intellectual demands of the industry.
“One of the main differences between the construction industry of today and the construction industry of ten years ago is today construction companies not only need employees with hands on experience, but equally important is the knowledge of common computer software,” Leighton explains of this new shift in focus toward hiring employees who have computer skills and knowledge of specific construction software.
“Today it’s not just the office staff who needs to know how to use software and other technology; project managers, superintendents and the entire team needs to be competent with common software like Excel, Word, Outlook, as well as popular construction programs like Timberline, On Screen Takeoff, basic AutoCAD, BIM, Primavera or other scheduling programs,” says Leighton.
Through Consulting Simplified™, Leighton and Breistol work with construction companies to help them fine-tune their operations around fundamental business practices to grow their companies and become more profitable. For many construction companies, this process begins with smarter hiring and keeping current employs trained on the latest means, methods and technology. Leighton and Breistol strive to educate business owners and managers on the importance of approaching continued education as a joint endeavor; both the company and the individual must be held accountable and take the responsibility for staying current on new tools and software.
Through ConstructionConnection.com, both individuals and construction companies can purchase Prove It! by IBM tests which evaluate an individuals’ skill level on specific software. These tests not only allow the test-taker to demonstrate their competency, but also help them identify their weaknesses so they can improve on them.
Construction Connection has partnered with two of the preeminent online education on-demand websites to offer individuals and companies with direct access to training and education. If Prove It! testing reveals weaknesses in an employee’s knowledge base, Construction Connection can direct them to their course catalogue of self-paced online education resources to suggest content they can use to enhance their skills. After completing courses, students receive course completion certificates to further demonstrate their new knowledge. This allows Construction Connection members to gain a competitive edge when looking for a new job in the construction industry. It also allows construction companies to offer advanced education and training to keep their staff up to speed on all the new technologies related to the construction industry.
To learn more about these resources, including services from Consulting Simplified™, register for ConstructionConnection.com today and join a network of over 100,000 other construction industry professionals.
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. 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.