At AGC, we think of “workforce development” as a broad umbrella that encompasses those activities that encourage students in elementary, middle or high school to consider the potential of a career in construction and those that help prepare young people for their first jobs in the industry, either through craft training or a two- or four-year degree.
AGC is dedicated to promoting careers in construction, working in partnership with government, industry, and other associations to advance and support a wide range of effective and innovative programs.
AGC is committed to promoting and supporting students and faculty at higher education institutions.
At AGC we firmly believe in the value of reaching out to future workers long before they're seriously thinking about career choices. We want to show them the exciting world of construction before we are discarded as a career choice.
AGC of America has joined forces with the national Hiring Our Heroes program as part of the construction industry's effort to add 100,000 veterans over the next five years. The new partnership will make it easier for construction contractors to find, recruit and hire veterans. Learn more at http://www.uschamberfoundation.org/hiring-our-heroes.
Recruiting individuals into the construction industry is an important element of Workforce Development. After the recession, many people left the construction industry to find available work and today, students are not being presented the option of learning a craft instead of attending college. In an effort to help with industry recruiting, AGC is tracking and monitoring activities like Construction Kids, SEEK, and much more. To learn more visit Industry Recruiting.