Wanted: CAGC Member SME Contributors to GroundBreak Carolinas Newsletter

Wanted: CAGC Member SME Contributors to GroundBreak Carolinas Newsletter GroundBreak Carolinas, a Build Your Career and CAGC industry resource partner, has kicked off a new series of short Guest Commentaries for its bi-weekly e-newsletter. They are inviting our members from across the Carolinas construction community to respond to a question related to Workforce Development and those answers will then be featured …

NAWIC Celebrates Women in Construction Week!

NAWIC Celebrates Women in Construction Week! The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) is gearing up to celebrate Women in Construction Week, March 1st through March 7th, 2020.  The focus of WIC Week is to highlight women as visible and viable components of the construction industry. WIC Week also provides an occasion for NAWIC’s thousands of members across the …

CAGC Members Pledge Nearly $123,000 at Convention to Support New BYC 50/50 Program!

CAGC Members Pledge Nearly $123,000 at Convention to Support New BYC 50/50 Program! At the recent Carolinas AGC Annual Convention in Aruba, our attending members enjoyed hot, sun-filled Caribbean days, cold island drinks, delicious local Aruban cuisine and a jam-packed, yet very entertaining, agenda.  We had much to celebrate in this tropical paradise—the 100th anniversary of CAGC, our prestigious 2019 …

Congrats to the BYC Biltmore Experience Raffle Winner, Mike Hall of Hall Contracting Corporation!

January 27, 2020:  Build Your Career recently held an end-of-year holiday fundraiser raffle online where our members and supporters had the opportunity to purchase tickets to enter a raffle drawing for a chance to win a fabulous customizable Biltmore experience valued at $1,550.  Up for grabs in the BYC holiday fundraiser raffle as the prize was a $1,250 gift card …

BYC Dec ’19 Contractors in the Classroom Profile: A Year in Review

BYC Dec ’19 Contractors in the Classroom Profile: A Year in Review The Build Your Career “Contractors in the Classroom” program is designed to place our BYC Ambassadors directly in schools throughout the Carolinas region. The goal of this program is to educate students, their parents and teachers on the many amazing benefits of pursuing a career in the construction …

BYC Nov ’19 Contractors in the Classroom Profile: Trident Construction

BYC Nov ’19 Contractors in the Classroom Profile: Trident Construction Build Your Career recently had the opportunity to participate in a Contractors in the Classroom presentation, partnering with CAGC member and active BYC Ambassadors, Trident Construction, to lead a construction career awareness workshop for a dozen students at Fort Dorchester High School in North Charleston, SC.  Topics discussed included general …

Are There Better Ways to Attract New Talent to Your Construction Firm?

Are There Better Ways to Attract New Talent to Your Construction Firm? Even though the construction industry continues to make improvements in technology, offers great compensation and benefits packages, creates opportunities for upward mobility and boasts bountiful jobs available for both genders, why aren’t more young people entering the industry?  One primary reason is that construction careers simply have not …

BYC Sept ’19 “Spotlight Series” Member: Barnhill Contracting Company

BYC Sept ’19 “Spotlight Series” Member: Barnhill Contracting Company This month’s BYC “Spotlight Series” shines on Barnhill Contracting, Carolinas AGC members since 1950.  Robert E. Barnhill, Sr. and R.W. Long founded Barnhill & Long Construction in 1949 using surplus army equipment and machinery purchased from the government after WWII.  In 1952, Robert Barnhill, Sr. purchased his partner’s stock and established …

BYC “Spotlight Series,” August 2019: J.A. Croson

BYC Aug ’19 “Spotlight Series:” JA Croson This month’s BYC “Spotlight Series” shines on JA Croson, Carolinas AGC members since April 2019.  JA Croson was founded by Jim Croson in Columbus, OH in 1959 and established a Florida division in 1979.  The company is a family-owned and operated plumbing and HVAC specialty contracting firm and provides public, private and federal …

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 …