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A DAY AT A HIGH SCHOOL CAREER FAIR

By | October 17th, 2017|Categories: Career Fairs|

Thanks to your generous donations, Build Your Career is present at multiple high school career fairs all across North and South Carolina. The day starts with setting up a booth designed to entice students to talk about construction. We give away cups, wristbands and the coolest sunshades on the planet (or so the students say.) Hundreds [...]

AN OPEN LETTER FROM OUR OLD FRIEND STEVE GENNETT

By | October 5th, 2017|Categories: Partnerships|

An Open Letter from our Old Friend Steve Gennett I recently began volunteering with Build Your Career. Why? During my forty six years working for the construction industry, one of my biggest concerns was how to recruit and retain young folks into our industry. It’s difficult to communicate to students—and more importantly, to their parents—the vast [...]

BUILD YOUR CAREER HELPS DISPLACED WORKERS FILL CONSTRUCTION JOBS THROUGHOUT SC & NC ANNOUNCING THREE JOB FAIRS

By | August 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Build Your Career and Carolinas AGC (CAGC) are helping lead efforts to employ thousands of construction workers who have been displaced by the shutdown of the V.C. Summer nuclear project site earlier this week near Jenkinsville, SC. We are proud to match former V.C. Summer employees and others looking for employment at a time when our [...]

BYC PARTERS WITH STATE UTILITY CONTRACTORS, INC.

By | August 7th, 2017|Categories: Partnerships|

State Utility Contractors celebrated the end of the school year by hosting an Equipment Rodeo for students in Union County Schools. Students got to operate a skid steer loader and a mini-excavator in an open setting. The students came away with wonderful knowledge of how much fun working outside can be and of the seriousness while [...]

BYC PARTNER PINNIX, INC. WINS AWARD

By | July 20th, 2017|Categories: Partnerships|

In June BYC partner Pinnix, Inc. was awarded the Gaston County Schools Certificate of Recognition for their outstanding contribution to the Students @ Work Program. Ron Pantuso, Pinnix President explained what they do; along with hosting teachers for the past two summers for educator day, they visit schools to speak directly with students and have come [...]

BYC VISITS CAROLINA CONSTRUCTION SCHOOL

By | July 13th, 2017|Categories: Partnerships|

Carolina Construction School trains students to be “job ready” for heavy equipment, CDL and more. BYC spent time with this GREAT example of how companies in our industry have accepted the challenge to improve our workforce. Kim Lineberger, President of LCI-Lineberger Construction, Inc., is the NCCER accredited training sponsor and supporter for this State of South [...]

BYC PARTICIPATED IN SC CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE

By | June 30th, 2017|Categories: Partnerships|

BYC joined the many middle school and high school teachers who focus on technical education for a conference in Greenville, SC June 25 thru 27. From across the state of South Carolina these CTE Educators learned the variety of careers and vocations that give their students viable, good-paying jobs in the technical arena. Joined by Greg [...]

BYC MEETS CHARLOTTE MAYORS YOUTH EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM

By | June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Partnerships|

Can you use a high school intern in Mecklenburg County, NC? The Charlotte Mayor’s Youth Empowerment Program may work for you. Already vetted, highly motivated and career-oriented students. The program has been ongoing for 31 years. You can observe how this year’s group is doing and prepare for being a part of next year. Their goals [...]

CATALYST SURETY PARTNERS SUPPORT BYC

By | June 12th, 2017|Categories: Networking|

Thanks to Tyler Turnbull and Scott Pelin of Catalyst Surety Partners for a fun social event promoting Build Your Career. On top of a generous donation Tyler and Scott also asked all their clients and business associates to join in supporting Build Your Career when they invited them to the reception. “What wonderful out-of-the-box thinking” said [...]