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Jun
08
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Investing in Employees through Learning and Development

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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.

Feb
03
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Capturing VirginiaSAVES Dollars for Capital Maintenance Needs

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.

Sep
08
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Seven Tips to Stand Out at College Career Fairs

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?

Mar
25
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Southland’s 2015 ASHRAE David C.J. Peters Scholarship Winner

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.

Oct
28
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From CityBuild Academy to Southland Industries

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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.

Mar
22
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This Year’s ASHRAE David C. J. Peters Scholarship Winner

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.  

Mar
10
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Maximizing Prop 39 Funding for Community Colleges in California

Within the state of California, many community college districts are currently taking advantage of Prop 39 funding by developing first year projects.

Feb
21
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Investing in the Future of our Industry

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.