AGC considers “workforce development” as a broad umbrella that encompasses both 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. Industry recruitment and retention are essential to the future of the construction industry. Just as important as finding craft workers, project managers and supervisors is ensuring that these essential workers are properly educated and trained. Efforts through AGC and in conjunction with AGC Chapters and industry partners are focused on the goal to attract, retain and train the future construction industry workforce.
AGC Workforce Development Resource Center
Want to share or research successful workforce development programs and initiatives happening throughout the country? Check out AGC’s NEW Workforce Development Resource Center!