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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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Building a Green California: Sustainability and Technology in Construction

In our industry, we like to work hard. But we know it’s not always about working harder, but it’s about working smarter. That’s where tech can help!   As the construction industry continues to evolve, making processes better and more efficient, there’s a growing opportunity to utilize tech in our sustainability efforts.   Have …

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She Builds California: Q&A with Operating Engineer, Melanie Baker

Melanie Baker is a journeyperson operating engineer with one of our Build California champions, Teichert Construction, and with Operating Engineers (OE) Local 3.  March’s focuses were on operating engineers and Women’s History Month, so Melanie was the perfect person for our latest Q&A.   We connected with Melanie to talk about her …

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4 Steps to Become a Construction Estimator

Ready to start your career as a construction estimator? We’ve got the down and dirty on how to get there in four simple steps.   #1 Determine Career Fit   There are so many career paths in the construction industry. So, before you jump right in, make sure estimating is the right career fit …

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