Here at the AGC of Washington, we firmly believe that education is the key to providing a better, safer, and more effective construction workforce. The AGC Education Foundation is the premier education resource for the construction industry in Washington state.
Our programs not only benefit current industry professionals, they also are helping train and teach future generations of contractors. If you haven’t had the opportunity to check out our offerings, we would highly recommend doing so. Here’s a brief overview of some of our offerings:
Classes. Expanding your professional knowledge not only increases the services you’ll be able to offer future clients, it also helps ensure you’re familiar with modern industry trends and techniques. Our continuing education classes cover a wide variety of topics including computer courses, construction leadership, construction quality management and even CESCL: stormwater management. For a full list of our offerings follow this link.
Scholarships. Scholarships make it possible for students of all economic backgrounds to access higher education. The generosity of individual donors and businesses has given us the ability to offer scholarships ranging in monetary value from $1,000 – $10,000. Not only that, but they apply to four-year institutions, community colleges, and even trade schools. For more information go here.
Workforce Development. The future of our industry lies in the hands of young people. Our workforce development programs introduce elementary and high school aged kids to the benefits and rewards of participating in the world of construction. These initiatives not only give kids a hands-on experience they also open up a world of career opportunities they may have never thought possible.
There’s an old saying that says “give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you’ve fed him for a lifetime.” Our commitment to education is intended to do the very same.