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.
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 Fall Leadership Conference
Mark your calendar for AGC Georgia's Fall Leadership Conference October 12-15, 2017 at the Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, NC. Leaders of Georgia's construction community will gather at this intimate conference that includes:
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- Two half-day leadership development seminars
- Golf tournament
- The popular AGC Georgia Sports Bar featuring the best in the day's college football
- Afternoons open to explore the area
One of the largest challenges facing our industry today is the growing need to recruit new talent. On September 19, join more than 200 attendees in Atlanta for the 17th annual MEGA Meeting to find out what the state and other organizations are doing to encourage young minds to engage in these industries.
Ben Hames, Deputy Commissioner - Workforce Division at Georgia Department of Economic Development is this year's keynote speaker and our own AGC Georgia President Scott Clark will also be speaking about his efforts to support local high school construction programs and encourage young people to consider a career in construction.
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