Talk of the Trade
How to Ace Your Apprenticeship Interview
The interview process for an apprenticeship is no different than a full-time job. There’s an application to complete, an interview period and a decision made. You should show up on time, prepare to discuss your background and bring a positive attitude. However,...
Starting an Apprenticeship with your Community College
There are multiple entry points into the skilled trades. For those just starting out, an apprenticeship is a stellar option to get paid while you train, gain relevant work experience and work towards journeyman certification. While there are lots of different...
Let’s celebrate! Build Oregon is officially one year old.
One of the greatest challenges before the construction industry today is the recruitment and retention of workers to support rapid development across the Northwest. To advance the industry’s workforce development efforts AGC made a strategic investment in Build...
Carpenter Apprentice Avery McEntire Shares Why He Chose the Skilled Trades
We connected with Avery McEntire, a Schweiger Memorial Scholarship recipient and current Carpenter Apprentice with PNCI. Here’s what Avery shared about his construction experience: What did your path into the skilled trades look like? I didn’t go...
Live your best life with a career in the trades
As I celebrate retirement and a 38-year career in the trades, I can’t help but reflect on the lessons I learned over the years. And let me tell you, I’ve learned a thing or two, especially being one of the few women on jobsites. Now, I’m eager to see where the...
Three Questions for Future Crane Operator Ethan Crowley
We sat down with Ethan Crowley, a Schweiger Memorial Scholarship recipient and current Yard Associate with Ness Campbell Crane + Rigging. Here’s what Ethan shared about a career in construction: How did you get started in the skilled trades? In high school I was...
Training Programs & Apprenticeships Open Now!
The new year is a great time to explore training programs and apprenticeships. Here is what's happening around the state!
Five Tips for Entering the Construction Industry
There is no “right” way to enter the construction industry. With so many paths to choose from, you can easily find a profession that fits you and your future.
Q&A with Heavy Equipment Mechanic Olivia Anderson-Gregg
We chatted with Olivia Anderson-Gregg to learn more about her journey into the trades and experience as a heavy equipment mechanic.
Three Ways Women can Succeed in the Construction Industry
For women in the construction industry today, the question is not “how do we succeed in the industry?” it's “how do we continue to succeed in the industry?”