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 Eligibility and Application Applicants should be qualified tax-exempt organizations (or public schools and institutions) located within the AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter geographic boundaries of Oregon and SW Washington. 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 requirements and guidelines for specific details. AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter Awards $230,000 in Support of Workforce Efforts 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, AGC recently awarded $230,000 in workforce development grants to the following 12 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 Note: The 2018 Workforce Grant request process will open in February. Grant Application Form (fillable pdf) Grant Application Form (.pdf) 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.