August 21- The eclipse stole the show this week. It even gave NASA a big boost in viewers and people interested in their NASA TV live view. Check out what you may of missed by perusing the site covering the total eclipse.
August – According to the Association of General Contractors of America, construction employment increased to the highest level in July since October 2008. A tight labor market will be an issue for construction companies through the end of the year. For those wanting to be in construction, this is the time to get trained and to work! For the full report, see the link above.
August 14 – For those consultants and subject matter experts that work with the environmental issues surround water, including wastewater, ISO released a new handbook. This handbook was created in partnership with ITC to go into ISO 14046 and understand how to maximize the benefits of the standard.
August 18 – YouthBuild was just awarded with $80 million in grants by the DOL. This pre-apprenticeship programs is for at-risk individuals ages 16-to-24 and helps at-risk youth complete high school or state equivalency degree programs, earn industry-recognized certifications for in-demand occupations, and undergo training to build housing for low-income or homeless individuals and families in their communities..