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BUILD YOUR CAREER TELLS THE CONSTRUCTION STORY TO OVER 21,000 STUDENTS

By |2018-05-16T18:39:58+00:00May 16th, 2018|Categories: Career Fairs|

From Mt. Airy, North Carolina all the way to Charleston, South Carolina and in between, through the first five months of 2018 Carolinas AGC’s Build Your Career initiative has shared the story of great careers in the construction industry with over 7,000 students. With a booth at 13 Career Fairs, six classroom visits and the aid [...]

BYC AMBASSADORS REACH STUDENTS FOR IN-CLASSROOM EVENTS

By |2018-03-01T16:31:53+00:00March 1st, 2018|Categories: Networking|

Recently BYC Ambassador James Kirkpatrick from SIA Group spent two days speaking to 6th graders at Kiser Middle School in Greensboro, NC. James went armed with blueprints and trade career cards to play a couple of games that were received well by the students. He also took them sunshades, wristbands and cups supplied by Build Your [...]

CAGC CONVENTION GOERS DONATE OVER $30,000 FOR BYC IN JUST 3 DAYS

By |2018-02-14T16:01:33+00:00February 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Inspired construction workforce development support instigated a spontaneous and very generous donation contest at the recent Carolinas AGC 97th Annual Convention. Thirty-five individuals and CAGC member firms donated over $30,000 in just three days—a testament to the support our industry demonstrates to help solve the workforce shortage issue in North and South Carolina. CAGC members made [...]

CONTRACT CONSTRUCTION CO WORKFORCE DEV EFFORTS FEATURED IN NATIONAL PUBLICATION

By |2018-01-09T16:15:36+00:00January 9th, 2018|Categories: Creative|

An industry-leading program developed by Contract Construction, Inc. from Ballentine, SC was recently featured in the Association for Career and Technical Education’s national publication. The ACTE sought to promote this model for industry/education partnerships giving tips on strategies for making it work anywhere in the United States. “Building Berkeley” promotes the partnership between Contract Construction and [...]

VIEW SELECTED JOB SALARIES BELOW

By |2018-02-19T22:46:14+00:00December 11th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Plumber Superintendent  $28 - $30/Hr  $58,240 - $62,400/Yr  Basic Geometry, Blueprint Reading, Read Ruler to 1 in Plumber Crew Leader  $20 - $25/Hr         $41,600 - $52,000/Yr     Communication skills - Read and Write Plumber Helper Level 2  $14 - $20/Hr       $29,120 - $41,600/Yr     Ability to Follow Directions Plumber Helper Level 1  $10 - $14/Hr        $20,800 - $29,120/Yr   Desire to Work with Hands & Work Ethic HVAC Senior Technician  $25/Hr  $52,000                         Math skills, Basic Math, Geometry, [...]

INDUSTRY INVOLVEMENT AT HIGH SCHOOL IS CRITICAL

By |2017-12-04T20:52:26+00:00December 4th, 2017|Categories: Partnerships|

Harding University High School construction students were fortunate to have John Ashworth from Wayne Brothers, Inc. and Tristan Gray from Batson-Cook Construction work with them to honor National Career Development Month. John from Wayne Brothers instructed the students on how to build formwork structures. They built a foundation mock wall including the erection process and installing [...]

A DAY AT A HIGH SCHOOL CAREER FAIR

By |2017-10-17T19:20:53+00:00October 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 |2017-10-05T19:09:38+00:00October 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 |2017-08-07T16:28:40+00:00August 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 |2017-08-07T16:21:16+00:00August 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 [...]