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Workforce Development is

Priority One

AGC of Kansas hosts statewide competition for Skills USA.

THE AGC OF KANSAS (AGCKS) Board of Directors has made

workforce development its number one priority for the past 15
years. In 2001, AGCKS adopted the NCCER construction training
materials and began working with Kansas educators to introduce
the NCCER curriculum to more than 125 Kansas high-schools, votech and community colleges. Currently, there are 3,500 students
enrolled in utilizing the AGC-NCCER programming.
To broaden AGCKS's efforts in working with its educational
partners, AGCKS assisted the Kansas Legislature in 2014 in
passing Senate Bill 155. SB 155 provides $ 1,000.00 per student
that enrolls in a vocational program in either the high-school
level or the community college/vo-tech level. This legislation
has reached levels of $50 million in funding for schools and their
vocational students.
In 2015, AGCKS partnered with Birddog-HR in providing a valuable Human Resource Platform for its members to post their firms'
job openings. This HR Platform provides the AGC-NCCER students a
tool to post their credentials for the industry to interview and hire
entry-level workers. Bennie Crossland (Crossland Construction,
Columbus, Kansas) and Fred Willich (Hi-Tech Interiors, Manhattan,
Kansas) believe that the AGC-NCCER partnership is key to fostering partnerships between business and education.
In 2018, AGCKS will launch a pilot program to utilize social
media to promote the construction industry to the younger generation, their parents and the community at large. Jim Rinner,
AGCKS president (Bartlett & West, Topeka) believes that "utilizing
social media, to drill down into our 125 educational partners, will
enhance our industry's ability to attract the younger generation."
Scott Casebolt, AGCKS VP (Key Construction, Wichita) says that
"AGCKS's use of social media will focus on a positive industry
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message to the younger generation and their parents. AGCKS's goal
is to improve our industry's image and increase the awareness of
career opportunities for our young women and men in Kansas."
AGCKS is also working to develop non-traditional workforce
partners. Some of these non-traditional partners include the
Kansas Department of Corrections, National Guard and retired
military personnel. These non-traditional partners bring valuable human resources to the table for the industry to add to its
human resource tool kit.
For more information on AGCKS's workforce development programming, please contact Mike Gibson, executive V.P. at the AGC
office in Wichita, Kansas, 316.928.8635 or www.agcks.org.
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AGC of Kansas human resource managers attend AGC
Construction Careers Day visiting with 600 applicants.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - January/February 2018

Editor’s Note
President’s Message
CEO’s Letter
Come for the Puppies, Stay for the Mission
Simonson Says
2018 Regulatory Update: AGC Leaves No Stone Unturned
De-Constructing Delays and Disruptions: Task Force Tackles an Ever-Increasing Problem
Workforce Development Is Priority One
Going Up
Technology Toolbox
Improving Safety With Building Information Modeling Technology
Book Shelf
The 99th Annual AGC Convention: Celebrating 100 Years of Construction
Member and Chapter News
Overcoming Permit Delays
2018 Service & Supply Buyers’ Guide – a Special Advertising Section
Products & Services Marketplace
Index to Advertisers
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Intro
Constructor - January/February 2018 - cover1
Constructor - January/February 2018 - cover2
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 3
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 4
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 5
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 6
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Editor’s Note
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 8
Constructor - January/February 2018 - President’s Message
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 10
Constructor - January/February 2018 - CEO’s Letter
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Come for the Puppies, Stay for the Mission
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 13
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 14
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 15
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 16
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Simonson Says
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 18
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 2018 Regulatory Update: AGC Leaves No Stone Unturned
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 20
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 21
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 22
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 23
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 24
Constructor - January/February 2018 - De-Constructing Delays and Disruptions: Task Force Tackles an Ever-Increasing Problem
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 26
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Workforce Development Is Priority One
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Going Up
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 29
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Constructor - January/February 2018 - 34
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Technology Toolbox
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Improving Safety With Building Information Modeling Technology
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Constructor - January/February 2018 - 39
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 40
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Book Shelf
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 42
Constructor - January/February 2018 - The 99th Annual AGC Convention: Celebrating 100 Years of Construction
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 44
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Member and Chapter News
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Overcoming Permit Delays
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 47
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 48
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 2018 Service & Supply Buyers’ Guide – a Special Advertising Section
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Constructor - January/February 2018 - Products & Services Marketplace
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 69
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Index to Advertisers
Constructor - January/February 2018 - cover3
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