The Carolinas Associated General Contractors (CAGC) says it is reaching out to young people to encourage them to consider construction careers through the association’s
Build Your Career (BYC) Program.
The grassroots effort to tell the construction story to middle and high school students has scheduled booths at seven career fairs through the next eight weeks:
- Charlotte – Harding University High’s Institute of Technology – Feb. 23
- Winston-Salem/Forsyth Schools Career Center – Feb. 28
- Greensboro – Junior Achievement Inspire Construction Academy – March 13
- Statesville NCDOT Career Exploration Day March 14
- Lexington, SC Career Technology Center March 15
- Raleigh NCDOT Career Exploration Day – 3/28
- Gastonia, NC Beam Construction 2018 Construction Career Awareness Day – April 11
“Thousands of students will learn of good paying and solid career opportunities in the construction industry working on highways, utilities and buildings,” the association says, noting that 35 individuals and member firms recently donated $30,000 to support the BYC program in three days at the annual CAGC convention — “a testament to the support our industry demonstrates to help solve the workforce shortage issue in North and South Carolina.”
CAGC members made the donations in honor of their college of choice—and it didn’t hurt that our President and CEO (and chief cheerleader) Dave Simpson agreed to wear the cheerleader uniform of the winning school at the CAGC Summer Summit if donations met the $20,000 goal. And met they did!