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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 [...]

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 [...]

BYC PARTNER CONTRACT CONSTRUCTION

By | May 24th, 2017|Categories: Partnerships|

BYC Partner, Contract Construction, Inc. of Chapin, SC is embarking on a dynamic program to have about a dozen high school students from Timberland High in Berkeley County, SC serving as apprentices this summer. Contract President, Greg Hughes’ spent summers on a construction site while growing up and knows firsthand the power of involving young people. [...]

BUILDING SMART PARTNERSHIPS TO BUILD OUR WORKFORCE

By | February 14th, 2017|Categories: Partnerships|Tags: , |

We all know, our Industry faces shortages in skilled professionals at all levels. Solving this issue is not one we can presume others will accomplish for us; a win-win includes CAGC, through Build Your Career, continuing our collaborative effort with allied industry partners on this important issue. We got off to a great start with a [...]