The Associated General Contractors of South Dakota (AGC), along with Governor Kristi Noem via an Executive Proclamation, is proud to proclaim October 2020 as “Careers in Construction Month” across South Dakota.
The key aspect of the AGC’s on-going workforce development goal is to show students career opportunities available in construction which is an essential industry. With the ever-growing need for skilled professionals in the construction industry, there has never been a better time for education and industry to work together to help students build successful construction career pathways that are stable and rewarding.
Celebrating the award of a $50,000 Start Today SD Pathway Partnership Initiative contract to build high quality youth apprenticeship programs, the AGC of SD has launched new construction career opportunities through youth apprenticeships. Building on AGC of SD’s current registered Federal Apprenticeships, it is currently recruiting junior and seniors throughout the state to enroll in the program and earn while they learn with member contractors. The Apprenticeships include:
- Commercial Carpentry
- Heavy Equipment Operator
The AGC of SD is working in conjunction with South Dakota High Schools as well as post-secondary institutions to create construction career pathways directly into industry or through post-secondary education in a construction-related degree, diploma or certificate program.
Careers in Construction month was started nationally by The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and their Build Your Future initiative. (http://byf.org/events)
The AGC of South Dakota is a voluntary trade association of more than 500 contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, vendors and service firms.