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ONE SCHOOL,
ONE INSTRUCTOR,
ONE STUDENT, YOU
A WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CAMPAIGN
BY MICHAEL T. DUNHAM
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF GEORGIA, INC.
JUST LIKE MOST CONSTRUCTION markets across America,

Georgia's worker shortage has reached what many would categorize as a crisis. Our members and staff at AGC Georgia are
partnering to lead efforts to address the immediate need for
workers and to develop sustainable solutions to grow a pipeline
for the future. To help us frame our message and explain our
long-term goals, we coined the phrase One School, One
Instructor, One Student, You which has helped
us link fragmented efforts by various
groups, including our chapter, into
a more strategic, coordinated and
cohesive initiative.
The One School, One
Instructor and One Student part
of our campaign name represents our belief that at a
grassroots level we can
grow interest in careers
in the skilled trades
by starting small. We
encourage contractors
to connect with a high
school or technical
college construction
program in their local
region to simply say,
"I'm here, and I'd like
to help you." With this simple
offer to be a supporter of and
cheerleader for the program, we
are seeing instructors' passion
rising to a new level, and this is
igniting a buzz about construction career paths
with students.
Contractors are helping in a variety of ways.
Executives will speak to classes and share how they worked
their way up in the industry from their field days during summer
vacation. Superintendents and foremen visit students to share
their career path and help teach a skill. Firms also support classrooms by donating extra jobsite supplies or even buying additional
materials in their normal orders and having a supplier deliver a
portion to the school. Several contractors are great about keeping
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an open invitation for jobsite tours during the course of a nearby
project so students can see the various stages of construction.
There is no one way to help! It just simply takes a contractor
"wanting" to get engaged and magic happens.
The You in our campaign name is designed to speak to many
people. While it is meant to spur action from contractor members,
You is also meant to resonate with education-related
government agency representatives, community
business leaders, academia, elected officials, partnering associations and the general
public. Each of these segments has
a unique perspective and powerful
voice in the overall conversation.
As we work to turn what feels
like the largest of ships
in a new direction that
embraces the notion that
every student isn't meant
to attend a traditional
four-year college and
that rewarding careers
are available in skilled
trades, we keep these
goals in front of us: 1)
coordinate a statewide
strategy of sharing our
mission to recruit more
talent to the construction
industry; 2) increase funding
for career and technical education; 3) develop quality training
and consistency among graduates
throughout Georgia; 4) grow opportunities for
students to fill work-based learning positions
at contracting firms; and 5) directly align skill
training with market needs.
It's important to remember that no one is in a better position
to fix the workforce shortage issue for us, except us! AGC Georgia
members are committed to the above goals because they believe
they have the power to create more opportunities for students
to learn what careers exist in skilled trades and help them be
successful in a chosen field.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - November/December 2016

Editor’s Note
President’s Message
CEO’s Letter
AGC’s CM-BIM Credential Program Turns Five
Simonson Says
Cultivate, Innovate, Accelerate at AGC’s 98th Annual Convention
One School, One Instructor, One Student, You: A Workforce Development Campaign
In Good Repair
‘Must-Have’ Technology Tools
Technology Toolbox
Project Collaboration Starts at the Top
Connecting Community and Commuters
2016 Software Services Guide
Products & Services Marketplace
Index to Advertisers
Final Inspection
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Constructor - November/December 2016 - cover2
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 3
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 4
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 5
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 6
Constructor - November/December 2016 - Editor’s Note
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 8
Constructor - November/December 2016 - President’s Message
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 10
Constructor - November/December 2016 - CEO’s Letter
Constructor - November/December 2016 - AGC’s CM-BIM Credential Program Turns Five
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Constructor - November/December 2016 - 14
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 15
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 16
Constructor - November/December 2016 - Simonson Says
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Constructor - November/December 2016 - Cultivate, Innovate, Accelerate at AGC’s 98th Annual Convention
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Constructor - November/December 2016 - 22
Constructor - November/December 2016 - One School, One Instructor, One Student, You: A Workforce Development Campaign
Constructor - November/December 2016 - In Good Repair
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Constructor - November/December 2016 - 26
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 27
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Constructor - November/December 2016 - 30
Constructor - November/December 2016 - ‘Must-Have’ Technology Tools
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Constructor - November/December 2016 - 34
Constructor - November/December 2016 - Technology Toolbox
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 36
Constructor - November/December 2016 - Project Collaboration Starts at the Top
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Constructor - November/December 2016 - 43
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 44
Constructor - November/December 2016 - Connecting Community and Commuters
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Constructor - November/December 2016 - 50
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 2016 Software Services Guide
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Constructor - November/December 2016 - 54
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 55
Constructor - November/December 2016 - Products & Services Marketplace
Constructor - November/December 2016 - Index to Advertisers
Constructor - November/December 2016 - Final Inspection
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