By: Marc Sodl
Southland’s Learning and Development (L&D) department is continually evolving to provide employees with new ways of thinking, various skill sets, and an understanding of current best practices and standard processes. The L&D department focuses on personal and professional development by encouraging employees to view each interaction from a learning perspective, rather than a training perspective. This shift emphasizes the employee’s accountability for their own growth and development.
On September 2, 2015, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced a $20 million program to improve energy efficiency in Virginia. The VirginiaSAVES program is designed to reduce the cost of qualified energy efficiency projects through repurposing of unused Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds assigned to the commonwealth in 2009.
By: Emily Spicher
Attending a career fair can be an overwhelming experience. Knowing who to talk to, how to dress, or even what to say can go a long way when it comes to interacting with a potential employer. Recruiters can meet hundreds of students during a career fair, so what can be done to stand out?
By: Kelly Woggon
As a former senior vice president of engineering, Dave Peters was one of Southland’s greatest contributors—not only in terms of technical innovation, but also for his passion for recruiting talented engineering students. After Dave passed away, the ASHRAE David C. J. Peters Scholarship in 2011 was created to honor his many accomplishments and dedication to rising young engineers. For several years now, this scholarship has been awarded to some of the industry’s most promising engineering students.
By: Ian Zimmermann
The journey, which landed me where I am today, began about two and a half years ago when I joined a program in San Francisco called City Build Academy. After coming across a brochure about CityBuild in 2011, while I was out of work due to a poor economy, I decided to join. At the time, I was attending City College of San Francisco and studying construction management.
By: Kelly Woggon
As a former senior vice president of engineering, Dave Peters was one of Southland’s greatest contributors—not only in terms of technical innovation, but also for his passion for recruiting talented engineering students. Those that he led in Southland’s engineering department remember him as an encouraging mentor, while just about anyone that knew him can recall his strong wit that was always accompanied by a lesson.
By: Phill Phillips
One of the most important investments we can make is in the development of students that show an interest in our industry. Along with various speaking engagements and teaching opportunities at select universities throughout the school year, Southland participates in the annual Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region 6 & 7 Competition held in Sparks, Nevada.Through a coalition of peers, we sponsor the competitive Mechanical Problem at the competition.