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We Build California!

Only 9 percent of Generation Z is interested in a future in construction.* It’s up to us, the industry, that quite literally builds our state, to change that number and transform our future. Now’s our chance. Together we are going to change hearts and minds, redefine our industry, and invest in California’s future construction workforce.

Build California’s pioneering approach will use a robust mix of outreach and programmatic efforts to target our audiences in ways the industry has never seen. We’ll reach students, parents, teachers, influencers, and jobseekers across the state, reframing their perception of the industry.

 

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Through authentic, cool, and engaging content, a website with the state’s most comprehensive training pathway database, and a commitment to interacting with young people on their chosen platforms, Build California will help create a steady pipeline of motivated and skilled workers for the state’s construction industry.

California Build: Ironworkers & Carpenters

Peter Tateishi, CEO of AGC of California: “Developing our workforce isn’t just a pillar of AGC of California’s mission, it’s essential to the future of our state. Together with our partners, we’ve launched Build California, a workforce development initiative to change the future of construction. Rooted in research and focused on the future, Build California will reshape the perception of construction careers and cultivate a strong, steady pipeline.”

Build California is led by Associated General Contractors of California (AGC CA) through the AGC Construction Education Foundation (AGC CEF).

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We’re switching out our hard hats for party hats because… it’s our birthday! Today, the Build California Initiative turns one, and there’s so much to celebrate.   We said we were building something big, and that’s just what we’ve done. During the last 12 months, we’ve grown and learned so much, all …

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#IYouWe: Allyship in Construction

Change is coming for the construction industry.   As national conversations emerge surrounding how to make our communities and industries more inclusive, Build California is committed to doing our part. Join us as #IYouWe make the construction industry and California better for all.   Our state of California is diverse, with different identities and …

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What’s All of the Hype Around Modular Construction?

Modular construction is quickly catching the attention of construction professionals across the state and innovating the way we #buildcalifornia. Learn a little bit more about this modern approach to our projects.   What is it? In modular construction, as the name suggests, “modules” of buildings are constructed in a controlled, indoor workspace rather …

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