AGC Releases Workforce Development Plan

AGC Releases Workforce Development Plan

Last week AGCA released a new Workforce Development Plan. This plan outlines a series of measures AGC is urging national, state and local officials to adopt to make it easier for school districts, construction firms and chapters to establish training programs to help prepare future construction workers. AGCA developed the plan in response to the fact that nearly two-thirds of member firms reported in AGC’s 2014 Annual Outlook Survey that they are already having a hard time finding qualified workers to fill key positions. AGC has also heard from many members that they are worried about future worker shortages that will occur as demand, hopefully, picks up in many parts of the country over the coming months. The plan is designed to complement, and build upon, the steps many of our chapters are already taking to address future workforce needs.

While most of the measures outlined in this plan are targeted to federal officials, there are a number of measures in the plan that state and local officials can take to help. AGC will work with Congress in the coming months on strengthening the nation’s workforce development training programs.