Go Build California announces Partners & Sponsors

New statewide workforce development campaign will launch with financial support and mentorship from leading California construction groups

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January 17, 2018 – Go Build California and the AGC Construction Education Foundation (AGC CEF), the workforce development arm of the Associated General Contractors of California (AGC), today announce the addition of partners Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF), Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange (SRBX) Education Foundation, and Western Electrical Contractors Association (WECA). The group is supported by additional program sponsors including Marina Landscape and Royal Electric. These partners, in addition to Procore.org who was announced in November as the program’s first Platinum Partner, will provide key industry insight that will guide Go Build California’s strategy over the coming years.

Go Build is a comprehensive, labor-neutral workforce development initiative that seeks to enhance the image of the construction industry and inform young people, parents, and educators about the opportunities in the skilled trades. This all-inclusive approach seeks to bring together employers, associations, contractors, training providers, apprenticeship programs, and workforce development organizations across the state under one rallying cry: Go Build.

“Go Build California will do more than just publicize the problem – it’s a collaborative approach to actively closing the skills gap by providing critical recruitment resources,” said Go Build Executive Director Ryan Dwyer. “To change hearts and minds – and ultimately dispel misperceptions about the industry – we must effectively engage, inform and inspire the next generation.”

Go Build has launched a number of successful programs in Alabama, Tennessee, and now California, establishing itself as a workforce development leader in the industry with an impressive track record. Just last month, the national Go Build America campaign launched with an enhanced website and new recruiting tools for employers and associations, while incumbent workers can search for jobs with contractors to fill skilled trade positions. Go Build California intends to bring that legacy here to California as it addresses the ongoing labor shortages.

With support from industry partners, launching the new Go Build California website is the next phase in bolstering California’s pipeline of tradesmen and women. The full Go Build California campaign and website will launch this February.

Visit GoBuildCalifornia.com for more info.

About Go Build California Go Build California is a comprehensive workforce development initiative that seeks to enhance the image of the construction industry and inform young people and their influencers about opportunities in the skilled trades. To learn more, visit gobuildcalifornia.com.

About the AGC Construction Education Foundation The AGC Construction Education Foundation was founded by the Associated General Contractors of California (AGC), to establish construction as a viable career option and to promote the development of construction careers. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit benefit corporation that relies on donations to carry out its mission. To learn more, visit agc-org/Foundation. ###

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