Workforce Grants

Part of AGC’s workforce and professional development initiative is to partner with programs and organizations that encourage careers in construction.

What AGC Workforce Development Grants Support

Raising awareness of construction careers in K–12 and post-secondary education

Promoting academic and technical training in construction

Community outreach that addresses construction industry workforce recruitment

AGC student chapters

Student construction competition participation

Technology, equipment, and materials enhancements for construction educational programs

Educator summer interns/externs in construction

Construction industry diversity

Construction research, education, and professional development

The 2018 Workforce Grant request process is now OPEN through April 20!

 

Eligibility and Application

Applicants should be qualified tax-exempt organizations, public schools, and institutions, located within the AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter geographic boundaries of Oregon and SW Washington offering programs of study in construction-related fields such as construction management, civil and engineering studies, construction technology, construction-related career technical education, or construction trades preparation are preferred. See eligibility and guidelines for specific details.

Deadline

The deadline for 2018-19 grant application submission is Friday, April 20, 2018.

AGC Workforce Development Grants provide funding to programs that support:

  • Raising awareness of construction careers in grades K-12 and post-secondary
  • Promoting academic and technical training in construction
  • Community outreach which addresses construction industry workforce recruitment
  • AGC student chapters
  • Student construction competition participation
  • Technology, equipment and materials enhancements for construction educational programs
  • Educator summer interns/externs in construction
  • Construction industry diversity
  • Construction research and education
  • Construction professional development

Priority is given to grant proposals that encourage careers in construction, make effective use of volunteers and/or matching funds, and create a positive impact on construction workforce issues in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

For further information regarding workforce grants, please contact Colette Evers at colettee@agc-oregon.org

AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter Awards $230,000 in Support of Workforce Efforts in 2017

The Associated General Contractors Oregon-Columbia Chapter recognizes the critical need to increase and maintain a pipeline of skilled tradespeople and professionals to ensure well trained construction workforce for the future. Under the direction of the Workforce and Professional Development Council, in 2017 AGC awarded $230,000 in workforce development grants to 12 various organizations. It is estimated that over 2,000 individuals will be directly impacted by these grants through the various programs. Plus, it is estimated an additional 17,000 students will receive some exposure to careers in construction through career fairs and events. Read more

 

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