Helpful information and resources for

construction industry members

Well Works is involved in multiple aspects of the construction industry, including talent pipeline, workforce development, higher education, and industry improvement. We have a unique opportunity to hear about our wonderful industry's different challenges, viewpoints, and perspectives. Through these opportunities, we are able to learn and gain information and share this information here.

Feel free to browse, download, process and use any of the information below.

We also encourage you to get involved! There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer, mentor and continually improve our industry. 

Material Procurement "Escape Room" Training exercise

 

Click below to try out the material procurement exercise and see if you can get the steel to the job-site on time! 

 

Industry User Guides

Wouldn't it be nice if we had a user guide on how to do just about anything? While we cannot provide a user manual for everything, there are some things that we can help with. Below are a few that we have experienced and were able to build a user guide for those of us in the industry (just in-case we happen to need them).

High School Outreach

Description:

Discussion ideas, do’s and don’ts will help guide a successful panel, video or any other outreach content to promote our industry!

When to use:

This user guide is meant to help those within the industry promote and present information on career opportunities in construction construction to high school students. While we all would like to think that high school was just yesterday, we noticed that things have changed a bit so our message needs to be adjusted as well. Good luck….You got this!

Work-Based Learning Toolkit - Part 2 of 3

Description:

Well Works, along with a team of education, business, and non-profit partners, worked in partnership with the Arvada Chamber of Commerce to create this Work-Based Learning Toolkit to help guide businesses through the terminology, data, roles, benefits, and action steps of work-based learning (WBL).

When to use:

Use this toolkit when you have decided to engage in Work-Based Learning.
Part 2 includes:
A checklist to prepare your workplace for WBL
Risk and liability mitigation tips
Advice for working with students, adults, and people with disabilities
Next steps and reflection pointers after your WBL experience
Free and local resources

Work-Based Learning Toolkit - Part 1 of 3

Description:

Well Works, along with a team of education, business, and non-profit partners, worked in partnership with the Arvada Chamber of Commerce to create this Work-Based Learning Toolkit to help guide businesses through the terminology, data, roles, benefits, and action steps of work-based learning (WBL).

When to use:

Use this toolkit when considering engaging in Work-Based Learning.
Part 1 includes:
An introduction to WBL
WBL by the numbers
Business outcomes
Student and community outcomes
Steps to get started with WBL
Local resources

 

Stress, Burnout and Suicide

WOAH...WHAT??

 

You many not have been expecting this topic, probably because we don't talk about it much in our industry.

 

But considering construction remains in the top 5 industries with the highest male suicide rates, this is a serious and major challenge that needs to be addressed. I have personally experienced and witnessed the effects and tolls that stress has on those who work in construction and wanted to do whatever I could to help. This is what fueled my passion for educating and helping others, to not only alleviate the stress and burnout, but create and encourage pride, camaraderie and motivation within our industry.

Below are resources about this massive problem in our industry as well as resources to help gain awareness and/or help a friend, collogue or trade partner who may just need someone to help.

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Resources for Stress, burnout and Suicide:

Resources:

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Construction industry alliance for suicide prevention

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QPR Institute

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Man Therapy

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Construction Working Minds

Articles / Books:

- Book - Stress management in the construction industry - by Mei-yung Leung, Isabelle Yee Shan Chan and Cary Cooper

- 2020 CDC Article: Partnering to Prevent Suicide in the Construction Industry – Building Hope and a Road to Recovery

- 2020 CDC Article: Partnering to Prevent Suicide in the Construction Industry – Building Hope and a Road to Recovery

- 2017 EHS Article: Suicide in the construction industry: The silent Killer

Videos: 

Soft skills to reduce burnout in construction video (3:07)

Our biggest challenge in construction (7:32)

Mental Health in the Construction Industry - Recognising the Symptoms (2:10)