Workforce Development

Helping Idaho contractors tackle tough problems is one of the Idaho AGC’s most important missions. In this era of tight labor markets, recruiting the next generation of construction talent remains at the forefront of our activities.  Watch this video to learn more

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Game Plan

Building upon the work done at the national level by AGC of America, the Idaho AGC brought together a wide cross section of contractors and other partners who compiled a Comprehensive Review of Workforce Development Methods Employed in the Construction Field. This review resulted in the Idaho AGC's Building Idaho's Future Next Steps that has guided our efforts.

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WeBuildIdaho.org

A one stop resource center for students, parents, educators, and others to find everything you need to know about a career in construction, salaries, available training opportunities, scholarships and more. It also is home to Idaho’s only construction specific job board with information on companies looking to hire in Idaho today.

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Partner With Your Local School

All across Idaho local career technical education instructors are partnering with the Idaho AGC and local contractors to enhance in class training opportunities for tomorrow’s skilled workers. Contact the Idaho AGC today to find out which schools in your area need a partner and how you can get involved with:

  • Classroom visit
  • Serving on a local advisory board
  • Donating supplies
  • Funding scholarships

The Idaho AGC has developed a tool kit for contractors that makes visiting a classroom simple and easy. Contact us today to find our more.

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Career Fairs & Other Events

The Idaho AGC participates is numerous events across the state to help spread the word that a career in construction is a great choice. From providing a booth and giveaways at career fairs at local high schools to staffing “Reality Town” events in middle schools and everything in between, the Idaho AGC is active in reaching today’s youth and those who influence them. It doesn’t take much of a time commitment for you can be part of this effort. Contact us today to learn which events are taking place in your area and how you can get plugged in.

The Idaho AGC also sponsors a wide range of hands-on educational opportunities and is always looking for contractors to get involved. These include:

  • Local and statewide Skills USA competitions
  • Home Depot Construction Combine
  • Junior Achievement Inspire to Hire
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Career Launcher

In partnership with the Idaho Workforce Development Council, the College of Western Idaho, and the College of Southern Idaho, the Idaho AGC has developed a short, non-credit course for those considering a career in construction. The Career Launcher lets those interested in a possible career change to explore opportunities before taking the full plunge.

Click here for more info on upcoming courses.

Contact the Idaho AGC to find out if a similar option might be available in your area.

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Reshaping Idaho's Talent Pipeline

The Idaho AGC is actively partnering with the Idaho Workforce Development Council, the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry, the Idaho Businesses for Education, and the American Chamber of Commerce to reshape Idaho’s talent pipeline from middle school through college to ensure that today’s students are being trained in the skills necessary to thrive in tomorrow’s job market. By leading the construction section of this multi-industry effort, the Idaho AGC is working to ensure that federal, state, and local resources are directed to activities that provide the best outcomes for students and employers.

Contact the Idaho AGC to find out more about this important effort and how you can be involved.