Learning in the time of COVID-19: One student’s story

COVID-19 has had a profound effect on how and where people chase their professional goals, especially in regards to continuing education. In a Q&A on www.csiresources.org, Joel Martinez, a construction engineering management student at California State University Long Beach (CSULB), discusses how he is studying for the CDT exam,...
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A young architect’s take on licensing exams

CSI director of marketing and communications Matthew Switzer interviewed Michael Riscica, AIA, founder of YoungArchitect.com, about the state of the construction industry, and especially how Riscicia uses his online-based platform to help architects successfully pass the tests for licensure and beyond.
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Industry needs to steer teens toward the trades

We, as representatives of the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) community, must encourage and promote teens and young adults to learn about and seek out careers in the building trades. Part of that is just stating to the general public there is absolutely nothing wrong with being a carpenter,...
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