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Phyllis Harden

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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.
September 8, 2008
During his 90-minute session, Mr. Tulgan will discuss the key techniques of flexibility and accountability, which must go hand-in-hand in order for a company to be successful. During this session attendees will: Discover solutions to key Generation X and Y staffing concerns, as well as best practices to recruit, train, develop, motivate, reward, and retain these valuable young workers; Learn what the best managers on the front lines of the workplace are doing to bring out the best in employees; and
September 8, 2008
We invite you to join fellow AGC contractors and chapter staff in St. Louis October 14-16, 2008 as they discuss the hottest topics in education, training and workforce development for the construction industry. The conference will feature over 20 sessions on subjects ranging from the latest training trends, innovative recruiting methods, dynamic distance learning programs and much more. New this year, the Train-the-Trainer sessions will develop and sharpen the skills of trainers and include: Leading From the Front of the Room Getting to Know the Role of the Instructor
September 8, 2008
According to the CE News 10th Annual Salary Survey, paid training for CEUs/PDHs ranks third among desired benefits by employees of both public and private engineering companies; this also ranked third in the 2007 survey.
September 8, 2008
The culture and mentality of those now entering the workforce is pushing companies to rethink integration and retention strategies. Often referred to as the “millennial” generation, recent college graduates and others under 30 differ significantly from Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers in their approach to the world of work, how they set and work toward personal goals and priorities, and how they assimilate new information. Among characteristics often ascribed to millennials are: Technologically savvy Focused on convenience Team-oriented Goal-focused Fun-seeking Responsive to leaders they view as having integrity Expectant of quick rewards and a structured fast-track Possessing a strong social conscience
September 4, 2008
Futures prices for commodities have continued their rapid retreat from July's highs, but many products used in construction are still rising in price.

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