Organization to open seven new construction career academies

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) recently received $235,500 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to establish seven new Construction Career Academies across the United States. With the money, AGC will give seven of its chapters more than $20,000 during the course of the three-year grant to start academies in their local communities.

AGC chapters and schools in Alaska, Houston, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Nebraska are set to receive funding. Additionally, each AGC Chapter will be supporting these local schools through matching funds and in-kind contributions.

The grant is funded under the President’s High-Growth Job Training Initiative, which seeks to leverage the publicly funded workforce system more effectively in collaboration with private and public sector partners, and to prepare new and incumbent workers with the general and industry-specific skills demanded by employers.