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CTE funding is (still) sorely needed

The crippling of the education pipeline for construction and other basic industries must end. As Spring Break comes to an end for many of Oregon’s students, you can almost hear the familiar sighs in the hallways as students reluctantly head … Continue reading

OP-ED: Construction’s next generation making connections at OSU

Across the United States, a reality of our education system is that 50 percent of high school students go to college, but only half of those students earn a degree. But the graduation rate for students in the Construction Engineering … Continue reading

The Industry’s VOTE Matters!

A Message from AGC’s Executive Director Oregon voters begin receiving their ballots this week… The 2016 election cycle has been unlike any other. From House and Senate races to statewide races and initiative referrals, we are being inundated with television … Continue reading

What Breakout Sessions will you be attending Saturday, August 13?

2016 AGC Summer Convention Sunriver Resort Ι Sunriver, Oregon August 11–13 If You’re Not First, You’re Last! CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL SCHEDULE   Presented by Saturday, August 13 is packed full with a wide range of top notch breakout … Continue reading

Win $100 Gift Card to Cabela’s!

Take the AGC of America Workforce Survey Send us a screen shot and you could win a $100 gift card to Cabela’s! Click here to take the survey. AGC of America completed a workforce survey several years ago, and are … Continue reading

OP-ED: IP 65 is what Oregon’s construction industry needs

This column originally appeared in The Daily Journal of Commerce in Buildings Bridges and Roads By: Mike Salsgiver In recent columns, I have written of the need to build the construction workforce of the future. One of the key steps … Continue reading

Chapter Board Endorses IP65

Initiative Supports Career Technical Education in Oregon High Schools Today the Associated General Contractors Oregon-Columbia Chapter (AGC) Board of Directors voted to support Initiative Petition (IP) 65 (, a ballot initiative that requires state funding for career technical education, college … Continue reading

CTE is a win for the economy and our kids

This column originally appeared in The Business Tribune By: Mike Salsgiver You cannot pick up a publication today without seeing something about the next generation of workers and the skilled labor shortage. The biggest post-recession challenge faced by companies continues … Continue reading

Dozer Day Needs You!

Be a Sponsor for Dozer Day 2016! Dozer Day is an annual, community event hosted by the design/build industry to give kids an opportunity to operate heavy construction equipment and enjoy many other construction-related activities. Dozer Day 2015 was a … Continue reading

Investment in Infrastructure is an Investment Our Workforce

An Investment in Our Nation’s Infrastructure is an Investment in Our Skilled Workforce By Lori Cowen, Guest Contributor, The Cornerstone Earlier this week, with the Dec. 4 deadline looming, leaders in the House and Senate negotiated an agreement for a … Continue reading