Video: Why are millennials not going into construction?
Michael Bellaman, Associated Builders and Contractors CEO, explains the workforce shortage and ABC’s efforts to get more millennials interested in jobs in sectors such as construction.
Ready to Join the Construction Industry? Begin Your Journey
Looking for job opportunities in construction? Need help with your resume? Interested in sharing your skills and expertise? The AGC Career Center can help.
Start Your Career
AGC Student Chapters provide young professionals with an opportunity to observe and develop their skills with current industry leaders. AGC of America, in conjunction with its local Chapters, supports more than 170 Student Chapters nationwide. Student Chapters exist at accredited two- and four-year schools offering programs in construction management, construction technology, and construction-related engineering.
Open for Business
Workforce development in construction encompasses both activities that encourage students in elementary, middle or high school to consider the potential of a career in construction and those that help prepare young people for their first jobs in the industry, either through craft training or a two- or four-year degree. Industry recruitment and retention are essential to the future of the construction industry and there are limitless opportunities available.
There's a shortage of 500,000 construction workers right now, and a big infrastructure investment could push that number over 1m. We need more motivated and driven individuals seek industry skills to fill these jobs and fund their future.
The construction industry is growing!
Seventy-Five Percent of Construction Firms Plan to Expand Headcount in 2018.
Every capital project requires some form of Construction Management.
The purpose of CM is to manage a project's schedule, cost, quality, safety, scope, and function. CM is compatible with all project delivery systems, including design-bid-build, design-build, CM At-Risk and Public Private Partnerships. No matter the setting, a CM's responsibility is to the owner, and to a successful project.
You’re in control of your own destiny.
With scholarships, national competitions, task-oriented learning, and more, we'll help you reach your goals. It's time to achieve the construction career and successful lifestyle you want. Do you have what it takes to be the best of the best.
Find your future in construction!
Paths to education through scholarships, awards, and faculty internships are available!
Who is the Construction Manager?
The CM may be a member of the owner's team, a consultant from a professional services firm, or a member of the general contractor's team.
The Best Job in America
Don't take our word for it! The skilled construction trades were ranked by CNBC as the #1 job in America for 2018. Read the story.
Enhancing Workforce Development in the Construction Industry
Read more about the great ideas and initiatives for contractors!
CMs Help Projects Succeed
Professional CMs are leaders who ensure effective communication, reliable schedules, project safety, and on-time, on-budget delivery for owners.
The Right Skills
The industry-recognized, national credentials you'll earn will prepare you for a high-wage, high-demand position. And the best part? You can complete your hands-on training and fast-track your career with little to no debt! Learn more about Industry Recognized Credentials.
Learning opportunities made easy:
Take a look at educational programs that address key issues throughout the construction industry.
The Evolution of a Profession.
Construction has always been managed. Wherever there are large, expensive, complex projects, there are managers.
Opportunities are Everywhere: Take the Next Step
ABC's affiliated construction management schools are a dynamic network of universities and colleges offering post-secondary degrees that prepare students for success in construction project management.