Barton Malow

Workforce Development

Investing in the growth, education, and diversity of our workforce is key to our mutual long-term prosperity and is a valuable component in how we do business.

Workforce Development

Barton Malow’s Community Engagement Program has a proactive approach to building a strong, diverse workforce through the following initiatives:

  • Create training opportunities that increase diversity and inclusion of women and minorities in the skilled trades
  • Strengthen relationships with government, workforce, and educational partners focused on career tech education (CTE) and on-the-job training
  • Create a pathway for job seekers to connect with subcontractors seeking to fill skilled trades positions on our projects
  • Seek to employ local residents, including those of the immediate surrounding neighborhoods of our projects
  • Provide paid skilled trades training through the Barton Malow Bootcamp pre-apprenticeship program

Barton Malow Boot Camp

Created in 2016, the Barton Malow Boot Camp is a six-week paid work experience program that provides an opportunity for area residents between the ages of 18-24 to learn industry fundamentals. The training focuses on the experience needed to enter a career in the skilled trades. The program is an industry outreach collaborative with our clients, local government, trade unions, and professional development partners seeking to create a viable talent pool to support the industry’s trade labor shortage.

The 120-hour program includes a historic overview of the construction industry and culture, financial literacy, OSHA and soft skills training, information on apprentice career paths, on-the-job training in concrete, heavy civil, and much more. Every boot camper is assigned a Barton Malow mentor, a skilled tradesperson on the project site, who spends two days per week during the program providing career guidance and hands-on demonstrations to the participants.

Participants in this program come from a variety of sources, including the Barton Malow workforce database, career fairs, local career, and technical centers, vocational schools, technical colleges, building trade unions, employment service providers, and labor-management groups. Our goal is to not only provide opportunities for training but to promote continual growth.

Workforce Development Partnerships

  • CDC of Tampa
  • Grow Detroit’s Young Talent
  • Youthbuild
  • Michigan Building Trades 
  • National Association of Building Trades Unions
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College
  • Detroit Public Schools Community District
  • Women in Skilled Trades
  • Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation 
  • Oakland County Michigan Works
  • Capital Area Michigan Works
  • Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit

Workforce Development Awards

Category: Future Workforce Fuelers Category
Year: 2018

Category: Outstanding Achievement in Workforce Development – Employer
Year: 2018

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