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Newsletter|August 14, 2023

August’s Workforce Development Update

Read about Build California's reach, the Small Business Forum and more.

Last chance to sponsor the SoCal SBCX

Don’t miss this opportunity to attend the Southern California Small Business Construction Expo (SBCX) on Aug. 25 in Long Beach! Get direct access to public and government agencies, prime contractors, and specialty trades from across the state! Exhibitors include Clark Construction, Envision Inglewood Connected, Hensel Phelps, Skanska, Sully-Miller Contracting Co., and more. 

The event will be headlined by keynote speaker Terri Mestas, Los Angeles World Airports chief development officer, who manages a $30 billion budget for the Capital Improvement Program. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to build your network and your competitive advantage as you learn their tips and resources for landing contracts, and project forecasts for opportunities. Reserve your spot today!

Back to school with Build California

It’s back to school month and Build California will be highlighting the impact their work has had on teachers and students. Follow along on social media to learn more about the value the program brings to educators and share the classroom presentation flier with your children’s teacher to bring Build California’s presence to your local school!

Grow your workforce at the AGC Student Career Fair

Take advantage of this opportunity to get your company in front of eager, up-and-coming young construction professionals by becoming an exhibitor at the 2023 CONSTRUCT AGC Student Chapter Career Fair. Those who participate will get to meet students from AGC Student Chapters who are looking for internships, jobs, mentorship, and learning opportunities!

There’s more than one way to get involved with Build California – check out our sponsorship options and make your commitment to growing the construction workforce official!

College students are invited to apply for the HammerTech Safety Scholarship

In partnership with construction technology provider, HammerTech, AGC of California and the AGC Construction Education Foundation (CEF) have launched the HammerTech Safety Scholarship. Geared towards college students, the scholarship is designed to address the need for well-trained, certified construction safety professionals that has compounded in recent years.

This is a great opportunity for those pursuing CM, CE, or adjacent AEC/Safety related degrees with a strong interest and/or proven internship history in construction safety. Applications must be submitted by Friday, Sept. 15, click here to apply.

Sponsor the first NextGen Celebration at CONSTRUCT 2023!

Help kick-off AGC of California’s 2023 CONSTRUCT Annual Conference by sponsoring the NextGen Celebration on October 10! Taking place the first night of the conference, the event will celebrate our efforts to inspire, develop, and equip the next generation of the construction workforce. Free for all conference attendees, this evening under the stars will take fundraising events to the future (or NextGen) level! Click here to get more information and sponsor the event.

Submit your nominations for the Construction Education Friend (CEF) Award!

California’s construction industry is vast and is one that requires support from all types of individuals. AGC of California’s Construction Education Friend Award is given to an individual for their outstanding contributions to construction education and workforce development efforts. Nominate someone today by clicking here. This award will be presented at our annual Installation & Awards Gala on Feb. 2, 2024 at the Fairmont San Francisco.

Join CIEF for trades day events

Don’t miss Build California at upcoming Construction Industry Education Foundation (CIEF) Trades Day events! CIEF Trades Day introduces high school youth to the industry with hands-on demonstrations, showcasing career opportunities in design, sub-contracting, heavy equipment, engineering, and other skilled trades. Register for FREE today or sign up to sponsor and see Build California recruiting the future workforce! Click here to learn more.

Let AGC of California know how we can best serve you!

AGC of California’s annual Member Needs Survey is now open!

This brief survey helps us understand where we can improve to make sure we meet the needs of the industry and our members. We appreciate your feedback so we can best provide you with the tools and resources you need.

Take the survey

Upcoming Events

SoCal Small Business Construction Expo

Aug. 25, 8 a.m. – Noon


DE&I Forum

Sept. 26, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.


CONSTRUCT Annual Conference

Oct. 10 – 13

Rancho Mirage, CA

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Upcoming Trainings

Asbestos Maintenance Worker Initial Training

Aug. 28 – 29, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Vacaville, CA


OSHA 10 Hour Outreach Construction

Aug. 29 – 30, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tustin, CA
Taking Care of Your Top Talent

Sept. 28, 11 a.m. – Noon

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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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