workforce development

Life After MAREK

I’m always looking for things that are suitable to post on MAREK’s social media pages and website.

One evening I was scrolling through Facebook, and I came across a post about MAREK that made me take a second and third look.

WFD Graduates Encouraged to take Pride in Building Houston

Peter Beard began his remarks by expressing his appreciation for the efforts of the coaches, mentors, and supervisors who help develop the skilled workforce, saying that Marek is a “bright spot” in addressing the critical challenge of meeting the industry’s need for skilled workers.

Interviews with Graduates at Marek’s Workforce Development Celebration

Prior to coming to work for Marek, Rivas attended the University of Texas at San Antonio for a couple of years. He has worked on the Phillips 66 and MD Anderson projects during his time so far at Marek. His goals include becoming a foreman with his own crew at Marek within the next five years, and ultimately to become a project manager for Marek.

Booker T. Washington Drywall Clinic Hosted by Marek


In May, eighteen Booker T. Washington High School students participated in a Drywall Clinic hosted by Marek. The Architecture and Construction Academy students worked in three teams to layout, frame and sheetrock an 8x8 room.

Guided by Marek Workforce Development representatives, each student team spent the morning on layout and framing – including door and window frames.

Experience Construction


There’s no doubt that education looks different in 2016. Students are provided with many opportunities to try and experience a variety of careers through technical schools, career fairs and internships. Marek teammates enjoy the time they get to spend with students, answering questions and providing a glimpse into the construction industry.

When I Grow Up


Have you ever been asked what you wanted to be when you grow up? When you answered, were you encouraged to explore these opportunities? Were your options limitless? On Saturday, April 9th, Houston ISD students did just that. Students ranging from kindergarten to seniors in high school were able to explore career opportunities and picture themselves at the midst of the question, what do I want to be when I grow up?

Marek Production Conference 2016


What starts here makes us stronger.

More than 50 Marek Leaders convened in Houston on January 27th and 28th to capture the Strength from Within our talented field leadership. The conference focused on getting back to basics – those core best practices used every day at the gangbox.

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