The critical workforce shortage our industry predicted some time ago is happening now, and AGC Georgia has taken the lead to address this issue. With the economy improving and the number of new projects increasing, AGC Georgia’s member firms are looking to us to help them fill immediate and future job openings.
As a result of this important member and industry need, workforce development is a primary focus area for our association at both the state and national level. AGC Georgia embraces AGC of America’s viewpoint on “workforce development” as a broad umbrella encompassing two primary areas:
- initiatives that encourage, educate and expose students in elementary, middle or high school to the multitude of career opportunities in construction, and
- initiatives that help prepare young people for their first jobs in the industry, either through craft training, technical school training, apprenticeship programs, or two and four-year college programs.