Construction Training Goes Online in California with Partnership of Builders Campus, AGC of California
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, June 7, 2012
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Sacramento, Calif. – Online construction training took a quantum leap forward today as the California chapter of Associated General Contractors (AGC) announced a partnership with the online education company Builders Campus to bring its course offerings to California.
AGC of California has long offered traditional classroom training sessions to California construction professionals, but partnering with Builders Campus allows the AGC group to provide a growing suite of management training classes via the internet - so they can be taken via laptop, tablet, or mobile device anywhere there's an internet connection.
“Our members are often extremely busy, or working in remote areas, yet they need a highly trained workforce now more than ever,” said AGC of California Chief Executive Officer Tom Holsman. “The expertise and technology Builders Campus brings to the table allows us to offer the best in construction management training in the most efficient possible manner.”
Builders Campus president Eric Sanderson said the move was a step in the right direction for the construction industry as it integrates with today's highly-technological world.
“Online education is booming in all sectors,” Sanderson said. “AGC California is showing they understand what the future of our industry looks like, and that they, and their members, are ready for it.”
Builders Campus is a nationwide eLearning company that specializes in teaching live, online construction management courses via cutting-edge technology. Students receive all the benefits of a classroom experience, including interaction with instructors and other students, yet they can skip the expensive and time consuming problems of traveling to-and-from the classroom.
“E-learning is becoming a preferred method for delivering education and training for the construction industry,” Holsman said. “By partnering with Builders Campus, we can offer high quality instruction to anyone, anywhere, with ease.”
AGC California joins many other AGC chapters in partnering with Builders Campus, including AGC Las Vegas, AGC Vermont, AGC Tennessee, AGC Colorado, and more. Classes are offered in Project Management, Business Development, Superintendent Skills, and more, and students receive continuing education credits (CECs) upon satisfactory completion of their coursework.
About Builders Campus
Builders Campus is an affordable construction training companythat gives industry professionals the skills they need to create a more efficient work environment, meet the latest requirements, renew certifications, and aggressively compete in today's marketplace.
Builders Campus' interactive online courses are taught by industry experts who understand the complexities of construction jobs, large and small. Course content is based on the most relevant topics and trends, and is at the cutting edge of eLearning trends. Courses are taught live each week, and are compatible with iPads, tablets, and any computer with an internet connection. The end result is an interactive and convenient experience, empowering professionals with the knowledge required to maximize success.
About California AGC
The Associated General Contractors of California (AGC), the voice of the construction industry since 1920, represents more than 1,000 construction companies and construction related firms throughout California. The organization is committed to improving the physical environment through its commitment to the principles of skill, integrity and responsibility. AGC members represent the full spectrum of the construction industry, from some of the state's smallest business enterprises to some of the nation's largest construction companies, with annual construction volumes ranging from less than $100,000 to more than $100 million. AGC members perform the majority of non-residential construction, and build the state’s highways and bridges, office buildings, hotels, shopping centers, plants, refineries and manufacturing facilities, as well as schools, colleges and universities, hospitals, retirement homes, and health care facilities. Recognized as an industry leader, AGC provides business opportunities, education, training, resources, and advocacy for its members while advancing sound public policy for the construction industry.