AGC of Wisconsin has developed tools and initiatives designed to attract the attention of students; educate with construction relevance, experience and examples; and engage with industry partners. Our approach to workforce development has multiple components that will help you as an educator to explore career opportunities with students:
ARCHITECTURE-CONSTRUCTION-ENGINEERING CAREER ACADEMIES
Six high schools host a Construction Career Academy (CCA) or Architectural Construction Engineering (ACE) Academy that is funded and supported by the AGC of Wisconsin. Core curriculum courses are taught with relevant examples to the construction industry, industry partnerships allow students to learn real-world skills from established professionals, and students are given the tools to make knowledgeable choices about their career path. For more information visit the Career Academy Brochure.
SKILLED TRADE EVENTS
Skilled Trades Events take a more hands-on approach to learning about the various skilled trades which are led by craftworkers. Smaller groups of 20-30 high school juniors or seniors are the ideal audience for the Skilled Trades Events. Many of these events have even lead to summer jobs and potential apprenticeships.
JOB SHADOW PROGRAM
This job shadow program gives you, the AGC Member, the opportunity to assist in the workforce development effort by sharing your experience and knowledge with the future young professionals and skilled trades people in the construction industry. For more information, please review the AGC of Wisconsin's Job Shadow Handbook.
The AGC of Wisconsin has developed a free, online project management simulator for your students to test their knowledge on what it takes to manage a construction project. Click here to play!