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.
A Diversified Portfolio
by Amy Drew Thompson, Constructor Magazine
Investment professionals will tell you it's the only way to be smart with your money. And as the best and the brightest employees come in all stripes, it's also the best way to run your company.
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.”
Central Georgia and Southern Crescent Workforce Development Alliances Skills Challenge winners featured
Mary Persons High School Construction Team took home the Region Cup for the second year in a row on Nov. 2 after competing against 13 other schools at the Kiwanis Fairgrounds in Griffin.
Governor Deal proposes expanding HOPE Career Grant to include construction; three AGC Georgia members quoted
Governor's plan to pay for construction training not a fix for current labor crunch.
NPR interview with Dunham on getting more skilled workers into the sector
Seventy percent of building contractors are finding it hard to get skilled workers in the construction industry, according to a national survey from Autodesk and Associated General Contractors of America.
Dunham quoted lending support to YouScience tool for high schools
Teenagers everywhere struggle with a gnawing question: Should I be a doctor or a dentist, a policeman or a pilot, a mathematician or a musician?
The lucky few seem to know the answer before they’re old enough to walk to school alone, but many spend years of trial and error after high school and still draw a blank. Now, Georgia education leaders think they may have what amounts to an answer key for this timeless riddle.
Article supports need for CTAE curriculum; Features member, Mike Kenig
If they aren't going to college or job training, what are Georgia's high school grads doing?
AGC Georgia Academy
Want to make a remarkable difference in your ability to maintain superior relationships with clients and co-workers? The principles taught in the AGC Georgia Academy are easily integrated into your culture and will make a positive impact!
Classes start December 5! To learn more about the academy, click here.
Build Georgia Awards
The 2018 Build Georgia Awards program is open for nominations! AGC Georgia members participate in the prestigious awards competition to celebrate their firm and projects demonstrating construction excellence. Winning projects represent the best the construction industry has to offer by both general contractors and specialty contractors.
To learn more about the awards, click here.