BYC & REEMERGE Host Reverse Career Fair in Columbia, SC!

In last month’s May BYC newsletter, Build Your Career announced an exciting new partnership with the REEMERGE prison reintegration program—a strategic solution geared toward providing educational and employment opportunities to formerly incarcerated individuals in the Midlands, South Carolina area (read the full article here).  The program is in direct partnership with SCWorks and is funded by a U.S. Department of …

BYC Contractors in the Classroom Profile: An Open Letter & Call to Action from the BYC Director!

The summer season is upon us and it’s time to enjoy being outdoors on the weekends with friends and family, sporting your flip flops, and relaxing with cool drinks at the end of our hot Southern days.  Now that school is out, it’s also the perfect opportunity to begin thinking about and planning your Contractors in the Classroom visits for …

BYC “Spotlight Series,” June 2019: CT Wilson

This month’s BYC “Spotlight Series” shines on CT Wilson, Carolinas AGC members since 1955.  CT Wilson, founded in Durham, NC in 1952, is a third-generation, family-owned commercial general contracting firm and provides construction services throughout the state, with offices in Durham and Greensboro, North Carolina.  Since it was founded, CT Wilson has been deeply involved in countless community-based outreach initiatives …

state utility contractors hosts 4th annual equipment rodeo

Long-time Carolinas AGC member, State Utility Contractors of Monroe, NC hosted their 4th Annual Equipment Rodeo held out at Porter Ridge HS in Union County on Tuesday, 05/07/19, from 8:20am-3pm.  Several Union County schools participated in the event, with over 100 students attending.  Groups of students visited heavy equipment stations where they had the opportunity to operate Bobcat mini excavators …

byc spotlight series contract construction

This month’s BYC “Spotlight Series” shines on Contract Construction, Carolinas AGC members since 1994.  Contract was founded in Ballentine, SC in 1984 and provides construction services throughout the state, with offices in the Midlands, Upstate and Lowcountry areas in South Carolina.  Since it was founded, Contract has been deeply involved in countless community-based outreach initiatives geared toward promoting construction career …

contractors in the classroom profile d.r. reynolds company inc

Long-time CAGC member, D.R. Reynolds Company, Inc., is dedicated to promoting construction career awareness to local high school students and helping solve the labor shortage crisis!  Goosie Kennedy, Project Manager at D.R. Reynolds and recent addition to the growing team of Build Your Career Ambassadors, recently participated in the BYC “Contractors in the Classroom” program at Uwharrie Charter Academy (UCA) …

The NEW BYC Ambassador Toolkits are Available!

At the recent CAGC Foundation’s Build Your Career Ambassador Summit meetings held earlier this month, the highly-anticipated toolkits and marketing resources were revealed. The new BYC toolkits contain a multitude of necessary resources designed to equip our volunteer Ambassadors with all the tools they need to successfully conduct construction-related outreach efforts in their local schools and communities. Contents of the …

BYC Launches Contractors in the Classroom

Recently the Carolinas AGC Foundation Build Your Career (BYC) workforce development initiative launched its “Contractors in the Classroom” program at R.B. Stall High School in North Charleston, SC in partnership with long-time CAGC member firm, Trident Construction. Contractors in the Classroom is a program designed to place our BYC Ambassadors directly in schools throughout the Carolinas region. The goal of …

BYC Hosts Springs 2019 Ambassador Summits

Earlier this month, the Carolinas AGC Foundation’s Build Your Career workforce development initiative hosted its Spring 2019 Ambassador Summit Series meetings. Meetings were held in Columbia, SC at Mashburn Construction and also in Raleigh, NC at the American Institute of Architects building. More than 60 CAGC Build Your Career (BYC) Ambassadors, our volunteer “boots on the ground” industry professionals, attended these meetings. …

Triangle Grading & Paving Sponsors New HEO Program at Alamance Community College

CAGC is pleased to announce our long-standing member, Triangle Grading and Paving, is partnering with Alamance Community College to launch an inaugural Heavy Equipment Operator certificate program on January 28, 2019. This will be a 3-part program for Heavy Equipment Operation that can lead to a NCCER journey-level assessment and certification. This introductory course is designed to provide even the …