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Construction and contracting businesses have been facing workforce issues for some time. When the competition for employees is this intense and the candidate field so uneven, companies need to ensure they are using the best techniques for attracting and hiring new talent.
TEXO member Loren Smith with Andres Construction and Carrie Gardenhire with Arcoro will share their first-hand experiences and successes hiring employees and helping to cultivate the craft professional workforce. This includes how to promote job openings, how to leverage existing employees in recruiting, why culture is an important recruiting tool and how appropriately staying in touch with candidates enhances success.
WHEN: Thursday, Apr. 20 | 2-3 p.m. CT
Bark+Build is back! Spring has sprung, which means you can now secure your place to be a sponsor for 2023. It takes a lot of work and the AIA | TEXO Committee certainly could not do it without our generous sponsors. Sponsorship opportunities are officially OPEN! Please consider sponsoring this wonderful program and helping our friends over at SPCA. We are grateful for your support!
TEXO is building a new committee in order to build a coalition of construction professionals who believe that Virtual Construction helps us build better, build smarter, and build faster. VCX is a place for candid conversations about what is and is not working, how different project stakeholders can better support each other, and how virtual work can most effectively translate to the built environment.
Keep an eye on your inbox for more information soon about an upcoming "Craft Beers & ConTech" happy hour and discovery session on May 18. To sign up for emails regarding VCX moving forward, click below to subscribe today.
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This is an instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrive. Skills covered in this course include first aid for sudden illnesses, injuries and protection from blood-borne pathogens, choking relief, and sudden cardiac arrest for adults. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.
WHEN: Thursday, April 13 | 8 a.m. – noon
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
WHEN: Friday, April 21 | 8 a.m. – noon
WHERE: TEXO Fort Worth Training Room | 417 Fulton St, Fort Worth, TX 76104
OSHA 30-Hour Construction Safety course is intended for supervisors or for workers with some safety responsibility. It provides a greater depth and variety of training on an expanded list of topics associated with workplace hazards than the TEXO Safety First class. Topics include recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards found in the workplace.
WHEN: April 17-20 | 7 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Fort Worth Training Room | 417 Fulton St, Fort Worth, TX 76104
The two-day TEXO OSHA 10 Hour course serves as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers covered by OSHA 29 CFR 1926. Workers must receive additional training on the specific hazards of the job when required by OSHA standards. After completing the course, participants are mailed an OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Outreach wallet-sized card.
WHEN: April 19-20 | 7 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
In the face of pressing project deadlines and heavily competing priorities, the addition of unfamiliar Lean Construction processes or tools can feel intimidating, overwhelming and easy to ignore in favor of what’s already known and comfortable. Because we are builders as well as operations-based Lean practitioners, we understand what you're up against. We have created The Lean Builder Workshops with you in mind: the “boots on the ground.” 
WHEN: Friday, April 21 | 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
Primavera P6 is the required scheduling application for most large construction projects. However, because of its robust functionality, Primavera P6 can be daunting to learn. Whether you are a new scheduler or a seasoned Microsoft Project user, this course will cover the fundamentals of using Primavera P6.
WHEN: Monday, Apr. 23 | 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
WHEN: Monday, Apr. 23 | 1- 5 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
Join TEXO Association and Liz Trocchio Smith, author, executive coach, corporate consultant and sought after speaker and trainer, as we dig into why professionals find it hard to have those stressful Difficult and Crucial Conversations!
WHEN: Wednesday, Apr. 26 | 8 a.m. - noon
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
This course is intended for individuals that will be performing or are engaging in flagger duties on construction projects. The course will assist them in better understanding the importance and duties involved with flagging on a project.
WHEN: Thursday, Apr. 27 | 7-11 a.m
WHERE: TEXO Fort Worth Training Room | 417 Fulton St, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Advance your career and earn continuing education credits. All courses feature a live instruction via Zoom and are available in a variety of days and time blocks to accommodate your learning schedule. Ideal for construction professionals looking to learn without the hassle of traveling. 
When registering for any of the classes below, be sure to list TEXO as who referred you to the program!

Construction Supervision Fundamentals (CSF) | April 17-26 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Building Information Modeling (BIM) | April 13 – May 5 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Project Manager Development Program (PMDP) | April 20 – May 5 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Lean Construction Education Program | May 1 – 17 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
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CompGroup AGC is a registered safety group formed to administer the workers' compensation program underwritten by Texas Mutual for building construction contractors that are members of the AGC. They offer expert claim oversight and specialized loss-prevention services, including extensive practical safety information, workshops and special educational events. Call Julie Schatz at 972-770-4444 or email the CompGroupAGC@RobertsandCrow.com to get information on how your agent can access this competitive program.
By joining TEXO Members 401(k) Plan, you can provide an outstanding plan, save money and spend less time administering it. TEXO Members 401(k) Plan, from a government reporting standpoint, is treated like one large plan. The end result for you is a 401(k) plan with competitive investments, outstanding service and someone else doing a majority of the plan maintenance legwork.
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