PIERRE — The Associated General Contractors of South Dakota (AGC), along with Gov. Dennis Daugaard, via an Executive Proclamation, proclaim October 2018 as "Careers in Construction Month" across South Dakota!
A key aspect of the AGC’s on-going workforce development goal is to show students the rewarding career opportunities available in construction. 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.
The AGC will be hosting three Construction Career Camp (CCC) events, one event in September and two in October to coincide with "Careers in Construction Month." One of the Camps will take place during "National Construction Camp Week," Oct. 2-6. AGC’s first camp will take place in Sioux Falls at the CTE Academy on Wednesday, Sept. 26, then in Pierre at T.F. Riggs High School on Tuesday, Oct. 2, and in Rapid City at Western Dakota Tech on Thursday, Oct. 11.
Construction Career Camps (CCC) bring area students together to learn more about the different and exciting careers in construction and expose them to hands-on construction skills. Students participate in life-like construction activities such as operating heavy equipment, forming concrete, surveying and a carpentry skills course and much more. In addition, students get the opportunity to learn more about the construction-related programs South Dakota Tech schools offer and State Registered Apprenticeship programs. The goal is to spark an interest in a construction-related career in as many students as possible and expose them to the industry. Above highlighting just the skills, CCC also highlights AGC member companies in the industry who get to share their talents with prospective students who may be looking for a career in construction. CCC is fully funded by AGC member donations and sponsorships, and the success of this event is dependent upon the dedicated individuals who volunteer time and equipment.
Careers in Construction month was started nationally by The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and its 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.