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California Education Foundation

Fri, July 21, 2017

California Education Foundation

A major industry challenge is the continuing shortage of skilled craftspeople. AGC of California, through efforts spearheaded by Frank Schipper, established the California Education Foundation. Continued funding is needed to ensure success. We also need to continue to stimulate interest in our industry by supporting AGC’s "Build Up!" and "On-Site" programs in the schools. Linked to the challenge of attracting new resources to the industry is our ability to attract and retain new members to the association. One element of this outreach program is through the Education Foundation and its link to the state university and college system. We need to strengthen our relationships with the various student chapters around the state and develop programs and/or forums to encourage their participation at AGC events. One tool we can use to encourage increased participation is our "student chapter graduate" membership classification. This membership category is available to all students and recent graduates from construction management and engineering programs.

For more information, contact Sam Hussem at (916) 371-2422