BYC Updates & Announcements, August 2019

BYC Updates& Announcements, August 2019: Build Your Career has a few updates to announce: In last month’s BYC newsletter dates to remember, we announced an upcoming “Apprenticeship 101 Workshop”  in late Fall of 2019.  However, we will be pushing these workshops out to February 2020 because we are inviting several other entities and constituents to partner in with us on …

Congrats to the BYC Raffle Trip to Mexico Winner, Ben Bishop of Sloan Construction!

Build Your Career held a fundraiser raffle at the 2019 Summer Summit where our attendees had the opportunity to purchase tickets to enter a raffle drawing for a chance to win a fabulous all-inclusive vacation package for two.  Up for grabs in the BYC fundraiser raffle as the prize was a fabulous 7-night, 8-day trip for 2 adults to the …

BYC “Spotlight Series,” July 2019: Triangle Grading & Paving

BYC “Spotlight Series,” July 2019: Triangle Grading & Paving This month’s BYC “Spotlight Series” shines on Triangle Grading & Paving, Carolinas AGC members since 1991.  Triangle G & P, established in Burlington, NC in 1965, was founded by the late R.G. “Ronnie” Kirkpatrick and has operated under its corporate name since 1984. Triangle is a family-owned and operated complete site …

Contractors in the Classroom Profile: How You Can be a Champion for your Industry

My Fellow BYC Ambassadors and CAGC Members, The summer season is is quickly nearing its end and before we know it, school will be back in session. Now is the perfect time to begin planning your Contractors in the Classroom visits for the Fall 2019 school semester!  Over this past year, BYC has been building relationships with K-12 schools and …

BYC Hosts Construction Career Day at Johnakin Middle School in Marion, SC

On Tuesday July 9th, 2019, BYC Director Tammy Ford had the opportunity to participate in the Johnakin Middle School Summer Camp in Marion, SC where she led a “Construction Career Day” for a group of almost 20 attending students.  The 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders ranged in age from 10-13 and the group of students proved to be a …

BYC & REEMERGE Host Successful Re-entry Career Fair!

In previously released Workforce Windup newsletters, Build Your Career announced 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 (read full article here).  REEMERGE is a 6 – 12 month comprehensive reintegration program that uses coaching and …

BYC Updates & Announcements, July 2019

BYC Updates & Announcements: Build Your Career has a few updates to announce: Last month BYC announced our inaugural “Ambassador of the Month,” Meghan Ketterman of Contract Construction.   We will now be announcing an “Ambassador of the Quarter” moving forward for the rest of 2019 and into 2020.  The quarters will run: *For more information on the BYC Ambassador of …

CAGC’s Dave Simpson Checks Off “Bucket List” Item Working for Young & McQueen Grading Company!

Carolinas AGC President & CEO, Dave Simpson, got to spend the day working at Young & McQueen Grading Company!  (Check out the video evidence here) The agenda for the day included Dave Simpson, and BYC Director, Tammy Ford, arriving at the Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM) building site on June 5th after the Western District Luncheon held earlier that day. …

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 …

Simpson’s “New Gig” Working Concrete for Wayne Brothers

Carolinas AGC President & CEO, Dave Simpson, got to spend the day working at Wayne Brothers!  (Check out the video evidence here) The agenda for the day included Dave and BYC Director, Tammy Ford, arriving bright and early at the WB Corporate office in Davidson, NC where they were both greeted by Keith Wayne, President & CEO of Wayne Brothers, …