AGC of California’s Student Chapters have been recognized for their commitment to community service by the state and national AGC chapters. In fact, over the last 10 years the Chico State AGC Student Chapter has been recognized by AGC of America seven times and another three times by AGC of California. Last year, the student chapter was named the winner of the “Outstanding Student Chapter: Community Service Award,” an award granted to Student Chapters that epitomize supporting, engaging and benefiting communities through service and leadership.
In a joint effort, young leaders from the Chico, San Jose, and Sacramento State AGC Student Chapters partnered with the Rebuild Together Peninsula Project to repair the home of a local low-income family. President of the Chico State AGC Student Chapter, Ariana Rivera, learned of the project through her internship with AGC member Dome Construction. As a member of their Philanthropy Committee, when a call went out for volunteers, she thought it would be a great way for other AGC Student Chapters to collaborate and gain hands on experience while directly impacting local communities.
“These kinds of projects provide unique opportunities to serve members in our community, as well as meet and collaborate with others in our industry,” says Executive Vice President of the Chico State AGC Student Chapter, Luis Ojeda, when asked why it is so important for student chapter members to get involved in community service projects.
AGC Student Chapters provide students at public and private colleges and universities across California opportunities to develop various skills, network with industry leaders, and gain exclusive access to AGC member contractors for internships and careers. Get involved with your local student chapter to get your company in front of these young professionals and grow your workforce! Check out the benefits of engaging with a student chapter, and contact Scharleth Guadamuz at GuadamuzS@agc-ca.org to learn more.