CONSTRUCTION CAREER COMBINE

The Houston Independent School District Labor Compliance Program (HISD-LCP) monitored by D. Samuels & Associates, LLC is responsible for monitoring and reporting prevailing wage to meet both State and Federal labor requirements on 40 bond-funded high school projects, 18 bathroom renovations and three stadiums valued at approximately $2.2B.  We have over 800 construction subcontractors enrolled and identified an entryway for local students and residents with construction interests to work for subs-in-good-standing currently enrolled with HISD-LCP and engaged on HISD bond-funded projects.  


The Construction Career Combine is a one-day competitive event where participants’ (16 to 26 year-olds) employment prowess are tested through a series of construction-related activities loosely based on National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) Introduction to Construction Module skill testing requirements.  


Our objective is to address the immediate need of identifying, qualifying and placing unskilled and skilled workers with viable subcontractors on HISD 2012 Bond funded projects while meeting our long-term goal of enhancing the construction industry by showing participants how profitable, lucrative, and rewarding construction careers can be attained.  


The program is free to students and the general public.  

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THE GOAL

To complete construction projects safely, on-time, within budget and in compliance by assessing talent and identifying employment opportunities ensuring successful job placement.


CONSTRUCTION OVERVIEW

Participant introduction, project presentation, careers in construction and job placement overview.


APPLICATION PROCESS

Participants will complete the following:

  • Program application verifying their ability to pass a background check and drug test.
  • Online registration reserves a space to participate in the skill assessment, and the application will take place on the day of the event.


SKILL AND PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT

10 booths measuring problem solving, strength, and construction skill knowledge. Hiring contractors will evaluate and rank participant performance.


INTERVIEW

Top performers will be seated for interviews. All participants will have the opportunity to participate in a follow up career development program and a second placement opportunity.

Combine interest survey