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September 8, 2008
AGC members and chapters are encouraged to hold an event during the upcoming Careers in Construction Week, October 13-17, 2008. This week is designed to increase public awareness of the hard work and contributions of our nation’s craft professionals and increase students’ interest in pursuing construction as a career. The week is an integral part of the Build Your Future national education and recruitment campaign, sponsored by the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER).
September 8, 2008
The ambitious, state-of-the-art school is a stand-alone public high school devoted to the construction industry.  “This futuristic school marks the launch of a new era of high-tech construction instruction in the District,” said DC Mayor Adrian M. Fenty during the ribbon-cutting ceremony. “Phelps graduates can look forward to well-paying jobs that can’t be outsourced and trades that can never be taken away.”  Phelps first opened in 1934 was closed in 2002 because of a lack of funding.  
September 8, 2008
Thanks to Kraemer Brothers, the Central Illinois Builders of AGC, AGC of Michigan, and the San Antonio Young Constructors Forum, all of which have provided Build Up! kits to clubs in their region. The clubs are very excited about the prospect of using Build Up! Here are some of the notes we’ve gotten with the requests: “My goal is to get the members to look at their neighborhoods and learn the history and importance of where they live.”
September 8, 2008
The Associated Contractors of New Mexico (ACNM) has been a partner with the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) for the past 12 years in which both state and industry employees are trained under the same program. The Technician Training and Certification Program (TTCP) classes are conducted at the Albuquerque headquarters of ACNM, which not only boasts a state-of-the-art classroom but also offers in-house testing labs for soils, aggregates, concrete, nuclear densometer and hot mix asphalt (HMA).
September 8, 2008
Scholarship applications are available online for the 2009 AGC Education and Research Foundation‘s undergraduate and graduate programs.  College sophomores and juniors enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time, four-or five-year ABET or ACCE-accredited construction or civil engineering program are eligible to apply.  High school seniors and college freshmen are not eligible. Our renewable undergraduate scholarships are worth $2,500 per year for each year of undergraduate study, up to a maximum of $7,500.  Over 100 scholarships are awarded each year.
September 8, 2008
Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) and ITT-Technical Institute (Tempe) are AGC’s newest student chapters. Sponsored by AGC of Tennessee (Middle Tennessee Branch), MTSU completed its application and was awarded a charter in August of 2008.  In addition, ITT-Technical Institute (Tempe) was sponsored by AGC of Arizona and awarded a charter. By supporting an AGC student chapter, AGC of America and AGC chapters are helping to prepare students for "real-world" experiences in addition to traditional academics.
September 8, 2008
Thousands of college students headed back to campus last month and as upper classman and freshmen settle into their collegiate roles, we are reminded of all the dreams young people have for their future. Even in a slow economy, the outlook for construction management graduates is strong. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers in construction management and safety are projected to increase by 16 percent over the next decade, faster than average for any other occupation. Furthermore the Bureau also predicts,  
September 8, 2008
AGC awarded the student chapter at Boise State University with first prize in the 2008 Outstanding AGC Student Chapter Contest. The Outstanding AGC Student Chapter Contest recognizes the top three student chapters for their remarkable work in the community. Boise State was rewarded for assisting Borah High School (Boise, ID) in its construction of a 4,032 sq. ft. greenhouse. This project will serve the community well into the future and stands as a positive reflection on the university and the image of our industry.
September 8, 2008
AGC is proud to endorse North Carolina State University’s Master of Construction Management (MCM) Degree.  We applaud their dedication and commitment to higher education in the construction industry. This Master of Construction Management (MCM) Degree demonstrates NC State’s commitment to the industry to educate the next generation of construction professionals and to take construction’s higher education to new levels.  The program’s distance learning component also adds a new dynamic, making it more attractive to the best and brightest in the industry from around the country.
September 8, 2008
At this point, we expect three presentations: An update on the National Center for Construction Education & Research’s recent and upcoming activities. A presentation on the Construction Career Investigation notebook, video and other resources assembled by the Alliance of Construction Professionals, which includes the AGC of N.W. Ohio.

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