A look at the top news and happenings shaping the construction industry in California.
By Brian Mello, Safety & Health Manager
One of the most rewarding reasons for pursuing a career in the construction industry is the incredible work cultures formed at California’s contracting firms – cultures focused on camaraderie, giving back, making an impact, and continual growth. However, the most successful companies are those who instill a “Culture of Safety” throughout their organizations.
The Project Manager Development Program (PMDP) is designed for Project Managers early in their career, experienced construction professionals moving into a project management role, and individuals working for companies that have adopted a team-based approach for managing projects. We had a chance to connect with Cecilia Pascua from Royal Electric to discuss her recent experience in taking the virtual PMDP training with AGC of California.
In 2020, AGC Student Chapters were faced with many challenges, including new living arrangements, virtual classrooms, campus shutdowns, and more. This also threw a wrench in the plans for campus clubs and related activities – namely in-person AGC Student Chapters meetings and virtual construction management classes. The challenges faced across the board made it nearly impossible to focus on growing or sustaining AGC student chapters in a 100% virtual format. Many chapters remained dormant waiting for the pandemic to pass, however, a few emerged stronger than ever thanks to strong student leadership and innovation.
Build California, designed to engage and activate the next generation of California's Construction workforce, is doing just that! Since Build California's launch, our innovative initiative has reached over 4,000 students, amplified the voices of industry leaders passionate about their careers, connected companies with young audiences, and committed to being a champion of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the industry.