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Newsletter|May 8, 2023

May’s Workforce Development Update

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

Build California reaches over 7,000 individuals in Q1

Build California reached over 7,000 students, guardians, instructors, and industry professionals in the first quarter of 2023! Through initiative activations including school presentations, career fair booths, and other engagement opportunities, Build California is continuing to connect with the next generation of California’s workforce.

Join us to inspire the next generation by sharing pictures and videos of your company’s construction projects. Showcase the real jobsites, culture, and professionals of today! Please upload your pictures and/or videos here.



Small/Underrepresented Business Forums give voice to SUBs


Founder and CEO of Mathews General Engineering & Construction Acie Mathews has attended multiple SUB Forums and said the following about them: “Thank you so much for the webinars [SUB Forums] you put on and that I have had the pleasure of attending. They have given me a voice and the encouragement to keep pushing into a destiny unfulfilled!”

Join us for our next FREE virtual SUB Forum on May 16 at 11:30 a.m. to learn about the importance of certifying your business and how that will impact your access to jobs in California! Attendees will also hear directly from higher education owners on their upcoming projects and opportunities, small business programs, and certifications they seek on their projects! Click here to register.


Check out our upcoming Cognitive Resilience Training


As part of our ongoing commitment to incorporating mental health awareness in ongoing safety efforts, AGC of California will be hosting a Cognitive Resilience Training. Join us at the Skanska Training Center on May 22 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. for an in-depth training that will cover topics such as understanding mental health, crisis response, trauma – informed practices, and more. Click here for details and registration.


CEF named CFMA’s Association Partner of the Year

Last week, the Sacramento Chapter of the Construction Financial Managers and Associates recognized the AGC Construction Education Foundation (AGC CEF) as Partner Association of the Year at their annual CMFA Executive of the Year Awards!


Engage with SUB’s at the Small Business Construction Expo (SBCX) on May 24!

Don’t miss your chance to reserve a prime location at our upcoming NorCal Small Business Construction Expo! Sponsor now for maximum visibility and the unique opportunity to connect with California’s small, disadvantaged, and underrepresented business contractors in our flagship networking/matchmaking event!

Hear from Caltrans Director Tony Tavares on the state of working with small businesses in California and how Caltrans plans to successfully work with the entire industry to bring more opportunities to our wonderful state.

Join us on May 24 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and build your network, invest in our future, and support the California construction industry! Learn more here. Click here for sponsorship opportunities and here to register to attend.


Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May

Happy Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month! Did you know that there were between 10 to 15 thousand Chinese immigrants employed to build the Transcontinental Railroad in the early 1860s? This multi-state, multi-year project connected the West Coast to the East Coast transforming the US Economy and much more.

The Chinese workforce’s contribution to our infrastructure is legendary, but was not told for many years; they even were deliberately excluded from the photograph taken during the ceremony, which connected the final rails in 1869, as seen in the photo. So, during this month we want to tell their story and celebrate their contribution to our country’s infrastructure! Find out more about how to celebrate AAPI Heritage Month–>

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