Workforce Council & Coalition Workforce development is one of AGC’s key strategic objectives, and we are working today to meet Oregon’s current and future construction needs. See how you can partner with us in our efforts to enhance the development and recruitment of a highly skilled, diverse construction workforce. AGC Workforce and Professional Development Council The goal of AGC’s Workforce and Professional Development Council is simple: to grow and develop the construction workforce and leadership of the future. We are always seeking fresh ideas, and all AGC members are welcome and encouraged to attend our meetings. Take a look at the Workforce and Professional Development council charter. Council Leadership Chair: Yohn Baldwin, Baldwin General Contracting Vice Chair: Brandon Flint, Inline Commercial Construction AGC staff: Colette Evers, 503-685-8328 Oregon Construction Workforce Coalition Workforce development is an industry-wide issue, much larger than AGC can manage alone. Through the Oregon Construction Workforce Coalition, AGC and our numerous construction industry partners have established a broad spectrum of industry connections and have developed industry-specific outreach resources to promote the rewarding opportunities afforded by the construction industry. This assures youth, young adults, parents, and other key influencers that construction careers are a desirable option for a successful future. This coalition is open to both AGC members and non-members. Find out more about a few of the industry workforce programs this coalition has developed and supports at www.build-oregon.org. Educator Outreach Externships AGC’s partnership with Willamette Promise and the Willamette Education Service District launched a summer educator externship program in 2016, which has been instrumental in connecting local construction companies with educators to provide first-hand experience working in a construction office or out on a jobsite. Because of their experience working with contractors, educators are better equipped to relay numerous career pathways in construction to their students. Read more about the program. Watch the video. AGC of America Workforce Efforts and Resources Industry recruitment and retention are essential to the future of the construction industry. Just as important as finding craft workers, project managers, and supervisors, is ensuring that these essential workers are properly educated and trained. Efforts through AGCA, in conjunction with chapters and industry partners, are focused on the goal to attract, retain, and train our future construction industry workforce. For nationwide news, workforce development resources, and more, visit the AGCA website. Related Resources Workforce Grants AGC partners financially with programs and organizations that encourage careers in construction. Learn about and apply for a grant » Student Outreach AGC is passionate about developing future construction industry leaders. Check out our outreach efforts » Lean Construction Get certified as a Lean Construction professional through AGC. Find out what it takes » Need more information? Contact Colette Evers, safety and education director, for more information.