Miller & Long Concrete Construction  

Miller & Long in the Community

Our reputation is building – on the exceptional customer service we deliver on every construction project and through our longstanding commitment to the communities where employees work and live. This is evident in Washington, DC, where we combine successful business operations with forward-looking career and technical education initiatives. For more than a decade, Miller and Long has been a dedicated leader in an innovative partnership that encourages kids, including at-risk youth, to stay in school and graduate with math, reading and science skills and pre-apprenticeship certifications.

Vocational education had long been a part of the D.C. Public Schools curriculum. But, by 2000, these classes were all but eliminated due to low enrollment and lack of interest from students, parents and public school officials. At the same time, industry employers hosted job fairs and community-focused hiring programs, but they had difficulty recruiting ready workers.

Chairman John McMahon recognized a critical need for employers to get involved earlier in the education and job training process. Under his leadership, Miller and Long, the JOBS Coalition, and eight construction and commercial real estate development firms joined together to create the nonprofit DC Students Construction Trades Foundation in 2003. Together, these visionary leaders launched the Academy of Construction and Design at Cardozo High School in 2005. The foundation’s collaboration with District of Columbia Public Schools focused on the long term benefits of career and technical education and created the District’s first new construction trades classrooms and training labs in nearly four decades. The DC Students Construction Trades Foundation has a 10-year history of success as a provider of industry-accredited training programs:

DC Students Construction Trades Foundation

Academy of Construction and Design

DC Apprenticeship Academy   Build a House – Build a Future



2012: Washington, D.C. Building Industry
Supports CTE

John McMahon Interview


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