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. Grant Application Form (fillable pdf) (open pdf with a different viewer (Adobe Acrobat) to make form fillable Grant Application Form (.pdf) 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 email@example.com 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 Related Resources Workforce Council & Coalition Join our efforts to help shape Oregon’s future construction workforce. Get involved today » Apprenticeship Check out the many rewarding career opportunities construction apprenticeship has to offer. Start the journey here » Supervisory Training Learn to be an effective manager of people, time, equipment, and materials. Sign up for an STP course » Need more information? Contact Colette Evers, safety and education director, for more information.