BYC Names Inaugural Ambassador of the Month, Meghan Ketterman of Contract Construction

Build Your Career is pleased to announce our first inaugural BYC Ambassador of the Month for June, 2019.  A hearty congratulations goes out to Contract Construction’s Dr. Meghan Ketterman!  Meghan not only serves as a CAGC Foundation Board Trustee, but she is also a very active Build Your Career Ambassador.  Meghan is also the driving force behind leading classroom presentations …

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 …

byc re emerge sc works partner to find sc jobs for the formerly incarcerated

Build Your Career is pleased to announce a newly formed partnership with REEMERGE, a Midlands, SC area reintegration and employment placement program for the formerly incarcerated, in direct affiliation with SC Works with grant funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce. REEMERGE is a 6 – 12 month comprehensive reintegration program that uses coaching and mentoring, education, employment and entrepreneurship to assist individuals …

BYC Hosts Most Successful Fundraiser to Date

If you weren’t at the 98th Annual CAGC Convention down in Charleston earlier this year, then you truly missed out. Dave Simpson, President & CEO of CAGC (and our fearless leader), was auctioned off to the highest bidders in a huge fundraising effort to benefit the Build Your Career workforce development initiative! The evening began with the help of Marty …

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. …

CAGC’s Bill Stricker works onsite for hall contracting!

Earlier this month, Carolinas AGC Vice President of Operations and Workforce Training, Bill Stricker, had the opportunity to work onsite for the day for one of our long-standing CAGC member firms, Hall Contracting. This fun-packed day was the result of a winning bid made by Mike Hall, President and Owner of Hall Contracting, at our 2019 CAGC Annual Convention where BYC hosted …

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