CCA and AGC/C Kick Off New
On July 20th, Colorado’s Lt. Governor Donna
Lynne announced the creation of a new
construction career training program in conjunction with the AGC of Colorado
Building Chapter (AGC/C), Colorado
Contractors Association (CCA) and the Hispanic Contractors of Colorado (HCC).
These associations have created the “Construction Careers Now” program in
conjunction with Emily Griffith Technical College to attract and add new
employees to the construction workforce in Colorado.
participants in the Construction Careers Now Program will register for a
four-week course on introduction to the construction
industry. Participants will register through the CCA-supported
BuildColorado.com website. The first course will begin September 12,
With an estimated 30,000 new employees needed in the construction industry in
Colorado over the next seven years, this program seeks to quickly add new
employees to the Colorado workforce. The program is
funded by the State of Colorado in the form of a workforce development grant
issued to CCA and AGC of Colorado. The construction industry is
sponsoring tuition for all registrants who meet the basic requirements of being
a legal Colorado resident at time of enrollment.
- Erika Anderson, a bilingual Spanish proficient professional, and Jim Spence, a
talent acquisition specialist, joined the Construction Careers Now team as
Construction Recruiters for outreach and recruitment for future students to
enroll in a Construction Careers Now classes at the Emily
Griffith Technology College (EGTC). Both Ms. Anderson and Mr. Spence will work
with CCA and the other association partners to develop and maintain a
network of contacts to help identify candidates for the
Construction Careers Now program. The Construction Recruiters will be
responsible for outreach at job fairs, career days, high school outreaches, and
construction industry events. They will also develop and maintain contacts with
local high schools and other public organizations to find and attract
underemployed and unemployed applicants.
Contractor Participation - During the 3rd week of each of the
four-week course cycle, CCA Members will have the opportunity to attend a
HIRING FAIR where they can talk to the students about the many different
careers in the Infrastructure Construction Industry and to make them a job offer.
There is an enrollment fee for companies to participate in the
HIRING FAIRS and all fees are used to provide
free tuition for the students to attend the Construction Career Now course.
CCA Members wishing to sign up for these hiring fairs can do so now on
BuildColorado.com or at
CCA is in the process of developing a working task force to support the program,
recruiters, provide guest speakers for the classes and to arrange jobsite visits
for the students. For more information on the Construction Careers Now program
Terry Kish at the CCA Office.
Learn more about the CONSTRUCTION CAREERS NOW Program
On August 16th we
are having an orientation for the industry to discuss the Construction Career
Now program in more detail. The orientation will take place at the 12th
and Osage campus of Emily Griffith Technology College.
This orientation is open to all Contractors!
To learn more about the
CONSTRUCTION CAREERS NOW program and how to participate in the hiring fairs
click here for the orientation flyer and a summary of this new program.
Emily Griffith Technical College
1205 Osage St., Denver, CO 80204