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 88 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.
Construction program has first grad with a job
printed May 22, 2018
by Arlinda Smith Broady, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
As many of his fellow members of the class of 2018 prepare for years of student debt, Berkmar High School senior Alexander Avellaneda will be earning a wage.
He's the first member of the Gwinnett County school's Architecture and Construction Academy to graduate and get a job with a community business partner.
To celebrate this milestone, the school held a "signing day" of sorts in the construction lab.
"Growing talent in our backyard helps in recruitment and retention and having good people in management and beyond," said Ashton Watt, personnel and recruiting manager at Eckardt Electric, who attended the ceremony.
Watt said his company could be the model for others.
Toolbox Introduces Elementary Students To Construction
by Parish Walton
April 30, 2018
One way to fight the gaping hole in the construction workforce is to introduce construction to students at an early age. Jeffrey "J" Prothero is doing just that with Toolbox.
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.”
Georgia Professional Residential or General Contractor’s License
It’s time to renew your Georgia Professional Residential or General Contractor’s License. Your license expires June 30, 2018. The online renewal process takes only a few minutes. Any firm holding a GCCO license and any individual holding a GCQA license is not required to have continuing education credits. Those holding Residential Basic or Residential Light Commercial license are required to submit continuing education credits at time of renewal.
To learn more and renew, click here.
YLP 2018/19 Kick-Off Event
All Young Leadership Program (YLP) members are invited to participate in the group’s Annual Kick-Off event celebrating the 2018-2019 program year. If you are new to YLP, or would like to help welcome our newest members, please arrive by 6:30 pm for the orientation session. Immediately following this meeting, you’ll have an opportunity to meet with fellow members for an evening of relationship building, great food and cheering on the Braves!
To learn more about the event, click here.