Survival of the Fittestby Mark Breslin
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Apprentices are the future of our industry, and both Union Leaders and Contractors report that there are challenges in regards to the attitude, work ethic, and appearance of many new apprentices. With an investment of tens of thousands of dollars in each of these apprentices, and as our future rides on their success, we have to focus on more than skills. It is crucial to add attitude, work ethic, values and responsibility to the curriculum.
Every new apprentice needs to understand that the success, growth and future of union construction are in his or her hands.
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Meet the Author
Mark Breslin is the fourth generation of a construction family that started his working career in the field. His construction industry roots stem from his great-grandfather, grandfather, and step-father, who were all contractors.
He has served as the CEO of United Contractors (www.unitedcontractors.org), one of the largest and most innovative contractor organizations in the Western U.S. for over 25 years. The association represents hundreds of contractors performing billions of dollars in projects annually. Mark became the chief executive at age 26.
He has been continually identified as the number one speaker in the nation on construction leadership, strategy, and labor-management relations. As a strategist, speaker, and author he has addressed more than 250,000 business, labor and construction-owner leaders.
He also speaks to tens of thousands of field craftsmen and apprentices across the U.S. and Canada annually.
Mark graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Industrial Design. He has since taught at both Golden Gate and Sonoma State Universities. He lives in northern California. His real life passions include: expedition and adventure travel; with his most recent challenges to include: trekking the Sahara, paddle rafting the Grand Canyon, and hiking to Everest Base Camp.
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