Welcome to AGC Georgia
For visitors looking to learn more about AGC Georgia, we are the leading, statewide professional trade association representing the commercial construction industry in Georgia. We are one of 92 chapters affiliated with the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC of America) representing over 26,000 firms nationwide. Our collective voice and clout at the national, state and local level is unmatched by other groups giving us a clear advantage in advocating policies and programs to protect what is in the best interest of member firms and the industry.
If they aren’t going to college or job training, what are Georgia’s high school grads doing?
Maureen Downey, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
printed August 20, 2017
I attended a forum last week that debated vocational education, now known as career and technology education or CTE. Like middle school, career tech is one of those K-12 weak spots that provokes a lot of discussion but seemingly resists transformation.
With middle school, I contend the model itself is flawed. But with vo-tech, I believe it’s more a perception issue. Despite dressing up the name of the program, many parents still believe career tech is not what the smart kids do, and they’re reluctant to see their children in the program.
Automation on the Jobsite
by Debra Wood, Constructor Magazine
Technology continues to evolve, offering opportunities for construction firms to automate some practices and explore new ways to build. Drones have made significant inroads, while robotics and 3D printing hold potential but are not in widespread use.
Dunham and member R.K. Redding Construction featured in Engineering News-Record
Dunham says the problem is that students entering Georgia’s technical colleges are, on average, 28 years old. He calls the 10 years between high-school graduation and enrollment in a technical college “the lost decade.”
East Georgia Skills Challenge winners featured; President Clark quoted
It was easy to spot Kimberly Nicole Justice at the annual Skills Challenge – she was the brick-laying blonde in the pink hard hat. Next year she intends to enroll in industrial and engineering classes at Augusta Technical College, with a goal of eventually landing a job in the construction industry. “There’s a critical labor shortage in our industry,” R.W. Allen President Scott Clark said. “For every four that we lose, we only gain one back.”
March Members First Regional Meetings
You are invited to this Members First series dedicated to construction safety. Our Ron Amerson Supervisors’ Safety Award ceremonies are held in conjunction with safety programs offered across Georgia.
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AGC Georgia's Annual Convention is June 7-10 in Destin, FL at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
. We hope to see you there!
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