SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Associated General Contractors of California (AGC) and the AGC Construction Education Foundation are proud to announce the one-year anniversary of the Build California Initiative.
Build California was launched in response to industry concerns around a sustained pipeline of qualified craft workers in future generations. It is a comprehensive workforce development initiative created to inspire, engage, and activate the next generation of California's construction workforce. Since its launch, Build California has been successful in informing and inspiring a new generation of construction professionals using a robust mix of outreach and programmatic efforts to engage and activate California's 12 to 24-year old's in ways the industry has never seen. To date, Build California has reached more than 4.4 million people with the rallying call — you, too, can Build A Legacy™ in today's construction industry.
During the last 12 months, these efforts have made strides in preparing future construction professionals for their careers and, ultimately, transforming perceptions about the industry as a whole. Here are a few of the biggest wins in the past year:
"The only missing piece to a successful career in the trades was exposure, but the construction industry has found a champion in Build California," said Josh Raper, Regional Manager, Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters. "Their team has created an information pipeline to a much-needed future workforce through tech and outreach. This group has improved the industry and changed people's lives through good paying jobs and for that we thank you."
About Build California
Build California is a comprehensive workforce development initiative created to inspire, engage, and activate the next generation of California's construction workforce. By shaping positive perceptions of the construction industry, informing young people and their influencers about the real career opportunities in construction, and connecting them to local training programs, Build California is helping create a steady and skilled workforce pipeline. Visit www.buildcalifornia.com for more information
About the Associated General Contractors of California Construction Education Foundation
The Associated General Contractors of California (AGC) Construction Education foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit benefit corporation dedicated to inspiring, developing, and equipping California's current and future construction workforce. Through innovative workforce development programs funded by donations, the foundation provides AGC members access to resources, support and training needed to attract, develop and retain California's construction workforce.
About Associated General Contractors of California
Founded in 1920, the Associated General Contractors of California has been the premier organization of choice by experienced and next generation construction and contracting professionals. Through dedicated advocacy, education, career development and networking opportunities, AGC members receive top-tier access with state and local governments, while connecting with industry leaders through innovative programs and events. Visit www.agc-ca.org for more information.
Visit buildcalifornia.com to join the movement.
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