Newsletter|February 12, 2024

February’s Workforce Development Update

AGC of California workforce development programming is powered by the AGC Construction Education Foundation (CEF), a 501(c)3.

Congratulations to our scholarship winners!

This year, AGC of California and the AGC Construction Education Foundation are not only awarding the Annual President’s Scholarship but also honoring the legacy of AGC Past President Richard “Dick” Moseman, who passed in August 2023, with the introduction of the Richard N. Moseman President’s Scholarship Award.

This $5,000 scholarship, doubled to $10,000 by Royal Electric Company to accommodate two exceptional candidates, recognizes outstanding AGC Student Chapter Officers for their leadership, service, and adherence to the core values of Skill, Integrity, and Responsibility. We proudly announce Gabriela Espinoza from UC Berkeley and Theint Zar from San Jose State University as the first recipients, celebrating their dedication and contribution to the values championed by Mr. Moseman and past AGC leaders.

Celebrating the CEF Board of Directors!

The CEF Board of Directors consists of industry leaders united by the conviction that careers in construction have the power to transform lives and communities. Together, they conceptualize and guide workforce development programs designed to furnish the construction industry with a highly skilled workforce through the provision of essential information, resources, and training. We’d like to honor the newly elected 2024 board members and thank our leadership as well as those continuing their service. View the full board roster New Board Members

  • Jim Blois, President, Blois Construction
  • Bill Boyd, President, Sully-Miller Contracting
  • Patty Dutra Bruce, VP, Human Resources, Dutra Group
  • Raewyn Lelo-Butcher, Executive Vice President, Ghirardelli Associates
  • Dr. Irish Horsey, Director of Industry Advancement, Procore
  • Kevin Halfhill, Senior Construction Manager, Otto Construction
  • Darla Macomber, Chief Operating Officer, Associated General Contractors of California
  • Steve Long, Director of Innovation & Learning, Dome Construction
  • Alena Quintero, Director of Business Development, DPR Construction

Specialty Contractor Showcase During the Feb. 20 SUB Forum

The AGC of California Small/Underrepresented Business (SUB) Forum, taking place on Feb. 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., will showcase AGC of California’s specialty contractor members such as Giroux Glass, ISEC, Rosendin, Southland Industries, and more, and present opportunities to partner with the SUB community. Join the SUB Forum meeting and gain tips and skills to expand your networks and build meaningful relationships in the industry. Register now by clicking here.

Level up your team with the AGC of California LMS Tenancy

Are you struggling with training logistics? AGC of California’s Learning Management System is here to help! Our easy-to-use online platform offers 300+ courses, customizable options, and is mobile-friendly for learning on the jobsite. There’s no need for an internal training department – we’ve got you covered. With plans starting at just $4,500, it’s the smart choice for growing businesses. Train smarter, not harder!

View our LMS Tenancy options to learn more, and contact Digital Learning Manager Michael Woodbury at to get started!

Get a FREE introduction to Government Contracting!

Are you ready to unlock the potential of government contracts for your business? Join us on virtually on Feb. 28 from 2:30 – 4 p.m., for an exclusive free webinar: Introduction to Government Contracting. This event is your golden ticket to understanding the intricacies of government procurement and the certification process that can set your business apart.

Sign up for the March 5 DE&I Forum

Join the upcoming AGC of California DE&I Forum on March 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This session spotlights “belonging” as a key employee engagement metric and will provide research and dialogue about how to measure this in your workplace.

Open to all AGC of California member organizations, the forum is a platform for open discussions about enhancing corporate inclusivity and transforming workplace culture. Don’t miss this chance to be part of a meaningful conversation! Click here to register.

Announcing SBCX Virtual, Coming this May!

We’re excited to announce the first Virtual Small Business Construction Expo (SBCX)! Taking place on May 23 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., this is a unique opportunity to bring together small businesses, contractors, and agencies from across California to build relationships and share partnership opportunities. The convenience and accessibility of the virtual platform create new pathways for companies to build and expand their networks.

Learn more about sponsorship opportunities and reserve your spot today!

Hosted by the AGC of California in collaboration with Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, this webinar features a lineup of esteemed experts like Kofo M. Domingo, Mike Doherty, and Jerry Mathis. Each brings a wealth of knowledge in business planning, government procurement, and economic development.Whether you’re looking to gain insights into the bidding process, learn about DBE certification, or simply want to modernize your business operations for government contracting, this webinar has got you covered.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the best and take your business to new heights. Register now and be part of the future of our industry!

Upcoming Events

SUB Forum

Feb. 20, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

DE&I Forum

March 5, 11:30 – 1 p.m.

Build California Virtual Career Fair (Skilled Trades)

March 28, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


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Upcoming Trainings

Paving Your Road to Success with Caltrans

Feb. 14, 12 – 1 p.m.



Construction Accounting Certificate Program

Feb. 22, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.



The Engagement Blueprint: Building a Culture of Commitment and Performance

Feb. 22, 2 – 3 p.m.

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Thank you to our CEF sponsors!

Your generous donations ensure AGC of California’s Workforce Development programs have a strong future and impact. Learn how your company can support AGC of California’s Workforce Development programs.

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