Professional development is an essential and differentiating part of the Structure Tone Organization.
We invest significantly in our employee’s development in order to provide clients with the highest quality of expertise and service consistently; to enable employees to build a rewarding and meaningful career at our company; and to provide us with a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
We supplement our comprehensive in-house professional development programs — Structure Tone University — with an employee tuition assistance programs, as well as certificate and degree programs offered at accredited institutions. Each employee is encouraged to participate in these programs, which is an integral part of our annual performance and career development review.
Structure Tone University core pillars include:
Rotational Project Engineer Program/Management Training (RPE)
Structure Tone’s RPE program provides entry-level college graduates–with backgrounds in architecture, civil engineering, construction management and interior design–exposure to a well-rounded professional experience in construction management. RPE employees are rotated (9 to 12 months) through each of Structure Tone’s four major disciplines — Field Operations, Estimating, Purchasing and Engineering. They are guided through the program by a mentor, as well as receiving training. RPE graduates become superintendents, estimators or engineers, with the benefit of comprehensive experience in each of the key construction disciplines.
1. Leadership Fundamentals Certificate (LFC)
Structure Tone’s four year program enables selected employees pursuing management positions to enhance their skills in leadership, client relationships, communications and ethics. The coursework also includes presentation and communications training; time, conflict and stress management, as well as preparation for the U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Associate Exam.
2. Management Development Certificate (MDC)
To develop our future leaders, selected managers will complete a comprehensive four year program that improves their abilities in managing teams, leadership strategy, supervision techniques, hiring, coaching and employee performance management. We partner with Dale Carnegie and FMI with this program, which also includes courses on project management, financial principles, negotiation and conflict resolution, and advanced presentation techniques. In addition, as a part of our commitment to sustainable building, our managers participate in a course preparing them for the U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Associate Exam.
Structure Tone Training Courses
In-house trainers and industry experts instruct our employees in fundamental and more advanced skills to increase their effectiveness, including goal-setting and time management as well as the company’s proprietary software and technology.
In addition to Structure Tone’s in-house programs, the company provides financial assistance to employees furthering their education, especially in construction management, or their skills in their present position.
Structure Tone covers 100% of tuition to full and part-time employees for two year non-degree programs, and 50% to four-year degrees. Additionally, Structure Tone pays the full tuition cost for participating in approved seminars.
We offer a robust summer internship programs where participants can “shadow” our staff on jobsites, and in the main office in such departments as estimating and accounting. If you are interested in exploring summer internships at Structure Tone, please contact Keith Lodge, Director of Human Resources.
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