Workforce Development

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: 
  1. initiatives that encourage, educate and expose students in elementary, middle or high school to the multitude of career opportunities in construction, and
  2. 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.

Read the February 2024 Issue of
AGC Georgia Workforce Development Update
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Key Principles for a Sustainable Construction Workforce

AGC Georgia will coordinate with other construction industry employers to work together with all the state government groups, including the Department of Education and the Technical College System of Georgia, to continue to move these principles forward.
  • Work toward having a coordinated statewide strategy
  • Increase overall state funding to support Career, Technical & Agricultural Education initiatives
  • Provide the highest Quality Training and Education
  • Consistency of the graduates regardless of institution
  • Align skills training with the job opportunities
  • Support Work-Based Learning with employment opportunities
  • Increase number of students directly transitioning from high school to the technical colleges

Good Workforce Development is Good Economic Development