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Build-Oregon May Newsletter

Changing Perceptions of Construction Careers One of the challenges the construction industry faces in recruiting and retaining the next generation of skilled workers is the negative perception that many people have of construction careers. For many people,...

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Build-Oregon April Newsletter

An Update on the Construction Sector Over the last six weeks, conversation has shifted from training and workforce development, to job site safety and an effort to keep construction up and running across Oregon. Schools are closed, training is at a standstill, and...

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Build-Oregon March Newsletter

SHORT COVID 19 NOTE On March 10th, I attended the Oregon Workforce & Talent Board's all-day conference. By Friday of that week I was self-quarantining; by the following Monday schools were closed and my office was closed until April 1st. And now, my office will...

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Build-Oregon February Newsletter

CONSTRUCTION CAREER MAP AGC has been spending a lot of time in high schools these days. This could include learning about the Career and Technical Education offerings, attending a career related event promoting Build-Oregon, or introducing one of our contractors to...

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Build-Oregon January Newsletter

AGC Launches Administrator Externship AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter has partnered with Willamette Education Service District on an Educator Externship for the past four years. The success of that program prompted an additional externship for school administrators. ...

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5 Construction Jobs Paying Over $40K a Year

Construction is a lucrative career field to pursue. Many jobs pay over 40K a year, and most of them do not require a college education. If you’re looking for a career that pays well and has a low unemployment rate, consider these five construction jobs. #1: Roofer...

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