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Guam Contractors’ Association

NEWS BULLETIN

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Vol.55 Issue 08 AUGUST 2014


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Feature Story

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S.A.M.E.

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GUAM’S FUTURE

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REPORTS/INFORMATION

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FEATURE STORY

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PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS

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CONSTRUCTION HEADLINES

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MEMBER BENEFITS

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CONSTRUCTION HEADLINES

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GCA

TRADES ACADEMY B u i l d i n g

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Guam Contractors Association

THEDIRECTORS PRESIDENT James A. Martinez, GCA PAST CHAIRMAN Tom Anderson, Black Construction Corporation CHAIRMAN - ELECT Art Chan, Hawaiian Rock Products VICE CHAIRMAN - ELECT John Sage, WATTS Constructors SECRETARY/TREASURER William Beery, Tutujan Hill Group CONTRACTORS DIRECTORS: Narci Dimaoala, Amazon Construction Carlo Leon Guerrero, M80 Office Systems Conchita Bathan, Core Tech International Tom San Nicolas, dck pacific guam LLC Miguel Rangel, Maeda Pacific Corporation ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS: Jeffrey Larson, TakeCare Insurance Ray Yanger, Fastenal Patty Lizama, Pacific Isla Life Michael Kikuta, Matson Navigation

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Guam Contractor’s Association (GCA) in conjunction with AdzTech and Public Relations, Inc. publishes the Construction News Bulletin (CNB) monthly. Reproduction of materials appearing in this publication is strictly forbidden without written permission by GCA. While we always strive for accuracy, we will from time to time overlook mistakes. In order to help us improve the quality and accuracy of this publication, we ask that you take the time to look at the information provided and notify GCA of any corrections as needed. Opinions and editorial content of this publication may not necessarily be those of the publisher, staff, GCA members, GCA Board of Directors and advertisers. For more information about advertising in the GCA Construction News Bulletin contact the advertising department at (671) 477-1239/2239 or email at adztech@teleguam.net. Distributed to GCA members or can be obtained by stopping by the Guam Contractors’ Association office located at 718 N. Marine Corps Drive, Suite 203, East West Business Center, Upper Tumon, Guam.

PUBLISHER: James Martinez

To find out more about how you can become a GCA member contact Guam Contractors’ Association at Tel: (671)647-4840/41 Fax: (671) 647-4866 or Email: gca@teleguam.net. www.guamcontractors.org

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S.A.M.E. UPDATE

General Membership Luncheon Meeting July 17, 2014

Guam Visitor’s Bureau (GVB). According to the 2012 GVB Annual Report, Guam saw $1.4 bn in total tourism economy

at ways to continue that strength well into 2020 and beyond. To illustrate this point, Mr. Pangelinan presented the GVB’s Guam Tourism 2020 Plan (www.guamvisitorsbureau.com)

“O ur tour ism indust r y is stronger and more diverse than ever before. This means more jobs are being created, and more economic opportunities are on the horizon. Guam is doing well because of our committed private sector, friendly tourism workers, and a responsible government. All of our collective before—and we’re just getting started.” – Governor Eddie Calvo

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FY2013 Visitor Arrivals October 2012 - September 2013 Total: 1,337,665

% Market Mix

Origin

Pax

% to Last Year

68.2%

Japan

912,093

0.5%

17.4%

Korea

232,850

41.0%

3.6%

Taiwan

47,904

-3.9%

0.8%

China

10,384

14.9%

0.5%

Russia

6,134

109.3%

In the 2020 GVB Plan, Guam Visitor’s Bureau shares several of their objectives in the coming years:

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Improve Quality & Yield Grow Arrivals & Diversify Add High-end Hotel Rooms Focus on Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) Promote the Chamorro Culture Extend the Average Length of Stay Promote Unique Attractions Extend Tourism Beyond Tumon

GUAM: business and leisure visitors from across the region with accommodations and activities ranging from year old culture.”

All data and photos courtesy of the Guam Visitor’s Bureau. To join SAME Guam Post, log on to SAME.org and click on “Membership” at the top of the home page. www.guamcontractors.org

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S.A.M.E. UPDATE

In 2010, the industry produced $21.8m in Hotel Occupancy Taxes (HOT). From these proceeds, Capital Improvement Projects also called HOT Bond Projects can be completed. Such projects are investments that upgrade and refurbish many of the island’s historical sites, tourist attractions and community projects such as the Guam and Chamorro Educational Facility, the Plaza de Espana, San Vitores Flooding Project, Guam’s Farmer’s Market and much more. More information and a list of all the HOT Bond Projects can be found at www.guamhotbond.com.


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GUAMS FUTURE

By Al Sampson Naval Facilities Engineering Command Marianas Deputy for Small Business, NAVFAC Marianas

What is a MAC? A Multiple Award Contract (MAC) is really a base contract that is awarded to several contractors. Variations of a MAC include a Multiple Award Construction Contract (MACC), Multiple Award Services Contract (MASC), Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC), and an Environmental Multiple Award Contract (EMAC). Authorized by the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (FASA), the use of multiple award contracts allows agencies to take advantage of competition in the commercial marketplace which results in lower prices, better quality, and improved contractor performance in satisfying customer requirements. It also allows the Government to streamline its contracting workload and processes by “pre-selecting� several contractors for a base award. In the basic award, many proposals may be evaluated from which the top five or six highest evaluated proposals are selected. As work is identified throughout the contract period and funding becomes available, task orders are generated and proposals are sent to the selected contractors. Task orders are specific contracts to build or repair facilities or other structures. A slot on a MAC does not guarantee work right away. A contractor would have to first compete for a spot on the base award. The

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contractor would then compete against the other awardees for task orders issued off the base award. The highest rated contractor typically receives the first task order. The others may receive a minimum guarantee of about $10K - $25K for their efforts. In an environment of fiscal restraints and reduced budgets, MACs allow contracting teams to speed up the acquisition process because they no longer have to go through the entire solicitation process. Requirements are assigned to specific MACs depending on the specific project and estimated cost. A MAC generally consists of a base and four option years after which a new MAC is solicited. NAVFAC Marianas relies on a number of MACs to accomplish its mission of providing and maintaining mission ready facilities to its customers. A Small Business MACC, a HUBZone MACC, an 8(a) MACC, and a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned MACC are to be re-solicited within the next year. So, what can you do to earn a slot on a MAC? Position your company for upcoming re-procurements. Build up your experience and past performance. In the absence of prime contracting work, sub-contracting work will do. The point is that you have performed the work.

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Market your company by: - Keeping your SBA profile updated. Contracting officers/specialists use the profiles for conducting market research. Prime contractors also use the profiles to look for potential subcontractors. - Distributing Capabilities Statements. An inexpensive way to enhance your marketing efforts, they are easily revised depending on your target market/audience. - Developing a website. Websites are easy to create and reinforce the information contained in your SBA Profile and Capabilities Statements. - Networking. Networking is essential to building business relationships in the private sector and the Federal Government. Meeting other companies with common interests may lead to additional business or potential partners in larger projects. Contact the Guam Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), the Guam Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Guam Branch Office and the Guam Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC). These organizations provide small business information and assistance free of charge.

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GUAM’S LEADER

William “Bill” Beery, P.E. General Manager, Tutujan Hills Group Ltd. Immediate Past Chairman, GCA

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1

2

Motor Rewinder

Nursery Worker

2

2 5 6

Radiologic Technician

Restaurant Manager Refrigeration & AC Mechanic

Shipfitter Sous Chef

Total Non-Construction H2-B Workers

2

Quality Inspectors

Scuba Dive Instructor

9

Pipefitter

Painter,Transporter Equipment

7

Massage Therapist

10

2 14 1 1

Japanese Specialty Cook Landscape Gardeners Laundry Supervisor Les Mills Certified Instructor Machinist Marine Maint. Machinist Marine Maint. Mechanic MRI Technician

2 2 1

Elevator Installer Chef Spa Supervisor - Trainer

1

Hvac Technician

6

2

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

1

1

Golf Instructor

1

2

Maintenance Electrician

Baker Master

136

19

Mechanic

Electrical Drafter

1

Welder Welder - Fitter

2

Goldsmith

2

1

Wedding Service Attendants

20

Ulatrsound Technician

Specialty Cook Training & Dev. Specialist

Field Supervisor

1

Electric Motor Repairer

2 5

Other Non-Construction Occupations

Concierge

Baker Mechanic

Auto Repairer Baker

GUAM DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Alien Labor Processing Certification Division

TOTAL Construction H-2B Workers

Total OTHER Construction

Welder

Tower Crane Operator

Project Supervisor

Plasterer

Landscaper

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

HVAC Mechanic

General Maintenance & Repairer

Foreman

Field Supervisor

Estimator

Electrical Power Lineman

28 1175

2

1

4

3

6

3

3

1

1

Architectural Drafter Civil Engineer

4

AC& Refrigeration Mechanic

Other Construction Occupations

1293 8 10 0 0 1311

41.67%

4.45% 0.35%

35.66%

Sheetmetal Worker

Reinforcing Metalworker Structural Steelworker Plumber

Carpenter

Cement Mason

0

1000

1500

Prepared By: Sherine Espinosa Contact information: Greg Massey, ALPCD Administrator P.O. Box 9970 Tamuning, Guam 96931 (671)475-8005/8003

Camp Cook Grand Total H2B Workers

1.57%

Japan

Korea

Philippines

500

11.07%

0.70%

2.96%

1.57%

Common Construction Occupations

Japan 0.76%

Heavy Equip. Operator Electrician

Total U.S. Workers

1311

Philippines 98.63%

Korea 0.61%

H-2B Population by Nationality

MONTH ENDING: June 2014

2000

2500

3000

3500

4000

4500

US Workers vs. H-2B

Grand Total H-2B Workers

3917

34 80

Total H-2B Employers

Total U.S. Workers

46

Construction Non-Construction

Employers By Industry

Total by Nationality

Philippines Korea Japan

4

1147

Workers by Nationality

Total Common Const.

Camp Cook

18 51

Heavy Equip. Operator

18

8 34

127

Electrician

Plumber Sheetmetal Worker

Structural Steelworker

Reinforcing Metalworker

Common Construction Occupations 409 Cement Mason 478 Carpenter

Employers Workplace Monthly Report Statistics

REPORTS/INFORMATION


One Man's Electric News

by: R.D. Gibson


FEATURE STORY

With a new wave of energy efficiency and safety, Joel T. Ollet and his team at Electrical Instrumentation Control Services are focused on helping businesses on Guam realize the benefits of lowering energy consumption. “The less money spent on electrical utilities means more money invested elsewhere,” said Ollet. Island residents and businesses are becoming increasingly familiar with and looking at ways to decrease their energy and fuel consumption. Sustainability is becoming the prevalent word when talking about keeping prices down while growing and moving forward. More and more, we’re seeing residents and businesses ‘going green’ and reducing their carbon footprint by incorporating energy conservation efforts. Ollet saw potential to enhance an industry on our slice of paradise. Since 2010, the folks at Electrical Instrumentation Control Services (EICS) have focused on helping lower energy consumption for various businesses. From telecommunications to hotels, and wholesalers, Ollet and his team make it their ‘business’ to provide trustworthy electrical and technical support and services to

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their customers. Electrical Instrumentation Control Services has made a name by doing several projects for JMI Edison, Docomo Pacific, the Guam Power Authority, and the Salvation Army, among many others. Much of their resumé boasts installations, troubleshooting, maintenance, and repairs for generators, solar PV systems, boilers, fire alarm testing and certification, and installing motion sensor lights. Currently, EICS is providing electrical work, installing CCTV, lighting, and telecommunication for a new apartment complex. While they’re finishing that, they’re working on providing a layout and installing a full fire alarm system. The system is equipped with an automatic dialer and is integrated with the LPG alarm system. Part of their mission is helping the community realize the benefits of reducing their energy consumption and, through less usage, save money. “That money,” Ollet says, could be used elsewhere.” Isn’t it nice to have a few extra dollars in your pocket? They are also certified in energy monitoring, and solar and lighting

control. According to their Facebook page, EICS is also a Schneider Electric Certified EcoXpert. The SE EcoXpert program is “designed to help electrical contractors increase their revenue through sales of energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions.” The program focuses electrical contractors helping their clients reach their personal and business energy goals. The program targets several major markets including, residential, retail, office buildings, hotels, universities and colleges, museums, theaters, gymnasiums, and warehouses. Some of the ways they’re helping their clientele realize savings is by moving toward using new technology, like solar panels, LED lights, or occupancy sensor lights. Ollet admits that initial investments are costly, but the returns not only help the wallet, but helps the environment as well. That’s what sets them apart in an increasingly competitive industry. “[It’s] better for the environment,” asserts Ollet. “The less energy people use, the lesser the toll on the environment.” Guam is an ideal place for renewable energy, especially since the energy the sun provides is never in short supply.

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FEATURE STORY The team at Electrical Instrumentation Control Services is there to walk residences and businesses through their questions about what energy efficiency means to them. Although EICS recently became a general contractor in 2013, they’ve been a part of the Guam Contractors Association since 2010. Over the years, Ollet and his small team have built an impressive resumé of completed and on-going projects and continue to add to that list. That’s pretty impressive considering how long EICS has been in business. While doing minor maintenance and repair work throughout the year, EICS is focused on having one or two large projects throughout the year and focusing on smaller projects and sub-contracting. This builds and strengthens relationships with their clients. Times are tough, and Ollet admits that flexibility with prices is important. More than anything, Ollet is willing to work with customers to come to a negotiable price, which keeps everyone happy and doesn’t break the bank. The team at EICS is committed to helping residents and businesses. In an age of rising fuel costs associated with electricity bills and the steady emergence of renewable energy on Guam, the island needs experts who will help them make informed choices about what is best for their business or residence. Ollet and the folks at EICS have the experience, flexibility, and expertise to guide island energy into a new era of sustainability and growth. 16 | AUGUST2014

Some Past Projects JMI Edison

• Automatic Generation Control equipment and fiber optic / CAT6 cable installation for Cabras 1 & 2, Cabras 3 & 4, TEMES 7, MEC 8 & 9, Tanguesson 1 & 2. This was a GPA project, and we were subcontractors under JMI-Edison and Metso. • Pohnpei Abcor Project pre-commissioning and start-up of Variable Frequency Drive soft starter motor control.

Fujita Property Inc. (ITC Bldg.)

• Installation, training, and setup of Power Logic Meter ION 6200. • Installation of 300, 400, and 600 Amp Breakers. • Preventive maintenance of 13,800 / 480 V, 2000 kVA oil filled transformer. • Perform insulation (megger), transformer turn ratio (TTR), power factor, and oil dielectric tests. • Installation of 600 KVAR Automatic Power Factor Correction Capacitor Banks (Benshaw Model No. APF-600-4-1-ML-ST, 480 Volts, 3 Phases, 60 Hz).

Guam Power Authority

• Assessment and repairs of pneumatic system for T/D Substation air compressor system for the GIS Equipment.

Marianas Energy Corporation (MEC)

• DE 8 & 9 Major Overhaul Support. • Preventive maintenance and inspection of 13.8KV generator. • Troubleshooting and maintenance of 13.8 KV / 115 KV step-up transformers.

TEMES Power Plant

• Inspection, preventive maintenance, and corrosion control of TEMES Unit #7 (e.g. cleaning, rust removal, and painting of 100 Ton tanks diesel storage for the generator, and the Dem water tank and pipeline). • Cable Trench annual maintenance. • Troubleshooting of 480 VAC Load Center and 13.8 / 34.5 KV main transformer. • Installation of GV 3000 and PVC conduit for gate access. • Installation of water flow sensor and troubleshooting of Variable Frequency Drive for water injection. • Erection of post stand, installation of conduit, control, and power supply cable for gate control card reader. • Installation of new conduits, new high temperature fire alarm cables, and heat detectors. • Assistance with other power plant fabrication / painting / maintenance / electrical jobs.

Current Projects Xing Construction

• We are doing the electrical, CCTV, lighting, and telecommunication portion of a new 2 storey, 16 units apartment in Dededo. It’s already in the finishing stages.

Tristar Terminals Guam, Inc.

• Provide full fire alarm layout and installation for the Administrative Building. The system is equipped with an automatic dialer and is integrated with the LPG alarm system. • Dock Pier Dolphin Capstan de-rusting and painting.

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GCA Luncheon July 16, 2014 Hilton Resort Guam 18 | AUGUST2014

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GCA 27th Annual Golf Tournament July 26, 2014 Country Club of the Pacific

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CONSTRUCTION HEADLINE

Contractors Workforce Development Assessment Released

by: Chelsa D. Muña-Brecht Program Specialist Continuing Education & Workforce Development Guam Community College

Alachua, Fla. - This week, NCCER and the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) announced the release of the Contractors Workforce Development Assessment (CWDA), a unique assessment tool that objectively measures the quality of a contractor's workforce development program and their commitment to it. In cooperation with CURT and with input from Associated Builders and Contractors, The Associated General Contractors of America and organized labor, NCCER developed the CWDA to make workforce development a key criterion in contractor and subcontractor selection. The CWDA allows both owners and contractors to be proactive in providing a workforce of skilled craft professionals for their projects. "Research has shown that craft training pays off through improved productivity and safety and reduced absenteeism, turnover and rework," said Don Whyte, president of NCCER. "The CWDA is a valuable tool to help our industry elevate its engagement and commitment to workforce development." The process begins when contractors subscribe online to participate in the CWDA. They then answer questions on an assessment and upload documentation to support and validate their answers. A non-biased, third party auditor reviews the completed assessment and supporting documentation and issues an overall score on a scorecard. After reviewing their scorecard, contractors can determine if they would like to grant access to specific owners to view it. In order for owners to view contractors' scorecards, they must be registered users on the CWDA system. In addition to the scorecard, contractors also receive a customized strengths and opportunities for improvement report that assists them with strengthening their workforce development program. The CWDA offers three types of assessments - one tailored to construction managers, one for self-performing general or prime contractors and one for subcontractors. The assessment enhances the ability of owners to prequalify contractors on workforce development, which promotes safer, on-time and on-budget projects. It is also instrumental in motivating contractors and subcontractors to invest in training their existing workforces and improving their recruiting and training capabilities. In time, the CWDA will generate workforce development benchmarks that will benefit the future of the construction industry. "A skilled workforce is also a productive workforce," said Greg Sizemore, executive vice president of CURT. "When owners make workforce development a non-negotiable expectation, then the level of commitment contractors give to it will rise." To subscribe to the CWDA, please visit http://cwda.nccer.org/ or contact Cathy Tyler at NCCER (386) 518-6949.

About NCCER NCCER is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) education foundation created by the construction industry to develop standardized curriculum with portable credentials and to help address the skilled, construction workforce shortage. NCCER is recognized by the industry as the training, assessment, certification and career development standard for the construction and maintenance craft professional. For more information, visit www.nccer.org or contact NCCER customer service at 888.622.3720.

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About CURT Founded by construction and engineering executives representing major corporations all across the United States and the world, CURT provides a national and international forum for the exchange of information, views, practices and policies of construction users from an array of industries. CURT's primary goal is to enact broad, effective Owner representation and increased Owner leadership on construction industry issues in order to create competitive advantage for Owners. For additional information, visit www.curt.org.

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Pacific Islands International

Guam Tradeshow

Andrew Dreger Export Manager Pacific Islands International

In recent times, activity on Guam has been picking up! Tourism is at an all-time high, military projects are increasing and infrastructure developments are rising. There never has been a better time to stage the first ever Guam Tradeshow. Pacific Islands International will be hosting the first ever Guam Tradeshow on Friday, September 5th at the Royal Orchid Hotel from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Here, you will see an exciting display of building and construction materials that are specifically suited for Guam and greater Micronesia. Also at the show, will be representatives from various fields of building and construction to offer technical advice and must-see demonstrations. PII is an Australian based, wholesale exporter of quality building and construction materials. Currently, PII distributes on behalf of over 300 factories & brands from Asia, Australia & New Zealand to more than 500 customers through the Pacific Islands. Over the last 20 years, PII has steadily become one of the most trusted and reliable exporters of quality building materials to the Island of Guam. PII has gained a great knowledge of the Guam building sector and forged strong, lasting relationships with distributors. It is the depth of knowledge and strong ties with clients that PII use as the platform for their continued success. Below is a preview of just some of the materials on display at the Tradeshow. • Reinforcing & Structural Steel • Drywall • Cementboard • Plywood & Ply Form • Cement • Lumber • Waterproofing & Concrete Additives • Paint (Industrial, Commercial & Residential) • Hardware • Sanitaryware At the Tradeshow, people will get than chance to meet ‘face to face’ with representatives from many well-known and reputable brands, including.. Rondo, Bostik, UAC Cementboard, Stanford Doors, Luxury Paints and Claytan Sanitaryware. Representatives will be able to share expert knowledge and advice while also performing demonstrations of their specific products. After demonstrations are finished, guests will be able to take with them brochures, samples and displays of any product that takes their interest. This Tradeshow event, while showing a vast array of building products, will also be an integral meeting point for distributors, contractors, architects, engineers and anyone who is involved with building and construction. As you well know, networking is an important part of business development and there is no better opportunity to do this then at the Guam Tradeshow. This is an event not to be missed. Save the date in your calendar and be at the Royal Orchid Hotel on September 5th for what promises to be a memorable event!

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WorkKeys

Guam Community College’s primary workforce development tool, WorkKeys, is a job skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop, and retain a high-performance workforce. This series of tests measures both foundational and soft skills while additionally offering specialized assessments to target organizational needs. As part of GCC's Work Readiness Programs, WorkKeys has helped over 1000 people in high schools, college, professional associations, businesses, and government agencies build their skills to increase competitiveness and develop successful career pathways. WorkKeys is a system, developed by ACT, which offers a comprehensive breakdown of over 20,000 different occupations based on the level of skill necessary to perform them at peak efficiency. It then offers a workforce credential that accurately translates an individual's skill level to the analyzed occupations, which allows you to identify the perfect fit. Using ACT’s more than 20 years of research, we can help employers define the needed skills for each position, measure current skills and help current employees fill any skill gaps to ensure a certified, skilled workforce. Working with employers, GCC’s WorkKeys Program offers a complete solution for employee selection and development.

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This comprehensive system can be mixed and matched to meet diverse organizational needs. Our job analysis solutions allow organizations to establish guidelines and benchmarks for employee selection and development. From screening, selection, training, development, and succession planning, employers can use the WorkKeys assessments at every stage of the employment cycle. For job seekers, taking the WorkKeys assessment is an important first step to prepare for education, training, or a career. Because test questions are based on situations in the everyday work world, WorkKeys scores help job seekers compare their skills to the skills real jobs require. These scores help employers choose the most qualified candidates for their jobs.

Successful completion of WorkKeys assessments leads to earning ACT's National Career Readiness Certificate. The Certificate is a portable credential that shows employers the achievement of a certain level of workplace employability skills in Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information. These workplace skills are highly important to the majority of jobs in the workplace. In addition to preparing those who are entering or already in the workforce, WorkKeys helps ensure that individuals in

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high school are ready for work—and for life. Guam Department of Education students will begin their high school careers using WorkKeys’ training software, KeyTrain, as a remediation tool to bring their Reading and Math skills up to grade level. Eleventh graders will take the WorkKeys assessments when they begin the school year as a baseline measure, then again before they graduate in their senior year. The assessment will help them understand, and improve in, the skill levels required for the careers they are considering. Educators can identify the appropriate coursework and training for these students based on their pre-testing scores. We believe that in terms of reducing turnover, training costs, and overall training time, while maximizing an organization’s return on investment, there is not another program on the market which compares. We can help ensure that the most qualified employees are considered for employment and promotion, while making optimal usage of limited resources. Our partnerships with entities in Guam have illustrated the measurable benefits of hiring individuals who have qualified for National Career Readiness Certificates at all levels…they are ready to work!

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GCA Construction News Bulletin August 2014  

Guam Contractors' Assn. Monthly Construction News Bulletin is Guam's official construction news publication.

GCA Construction News Bulletin August 2014  

Guam Contractors' Assn. Monthly Construction News Bulletin is Guam's official construction news publication.

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