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Construction Career Pathways Infographic Categories: iBuildNEO

A career in the construction industry is not only rewarding but presents more opportunities for growth than many realize. It's not unusual for company owners and CEOs to have started their careers as apprentices.

ACE Mentor Program Receives United Way Grant Categories: iBuildNEO, Updates

The United Way recently awarded the ACE Mentor Program of Greater Akron-Canton a grant that will provide $10,000 in scholarships.

OCP Welcomes Kenmore-Garfield Construction Technology Students Categories: iBuildNEO

Brian Exl and OCP Contractors recently hosted Kenmore-Garfield High School Construction Technology students during a project job site tour.

Suggested Reading: Cybersecurity For Construction Firms Categories: Construction Industry News

According to Construction Drive, private company data on employee computers has made businesses across many industries attractive targets for hacks, and the construction sector, like many others, is unprepared for an attack.

AGC, Akron Division, Provides Tools To Kent Roosevelt High School Categories: iBuildNEO

We recently had the pleasure to provide Kent Roosevelt High School Construction Technology students with their tools and safety equipment for the 2019-20 school year.

Second Annual Association Charity Outing Recap Categories: Events

We'd like to thank everyone that attended this year's Association Golf Outing. As always, we were blown away by the generosity of our sponsors and attendees.

2019 Construction Industry Jobs Report Categories: Construction Industry News

Construction employment increased by 21,000 jobs in June and by 224,000, or 3.2 percent, over the past 12 months, while the number of unemployed jobseekers with construction experience fell, according to an analysis of new government data.

AGC 2019 Scholarship Awards Announced Categories: Updates

We'd like to congratulate our 2019 AGC scholarship recipients, Christine Bucey, who received an AGC of Ohio scholarship, and Dave Smith, who received our division's Carmen Scaccio Scholarship.

KSU Construction Students Raise Funds For A Clothing Center Categories: Updates

The Kent State University College of Architecture and Environmental Design Construction Management Student Organization worked with the Phyllis Zumkehr Portage County Clothing Center to help build a shelter over the back entrance of its building in Ravenna.

Suggested Reading: How To Become A Skilled Tradesperson Categories: Construction Industry News

Popular Mechanics recently published an article discussing the benefits of pursuing a career as a tradesperson and how the process works. It does a nice job of explaining industry stereotypes, why they're incorrect, and how rewarding our path is.

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The choice to become an AGC Akron member isn't just a choice to join our industry's leading trade association – it's an opportunity to be part a family. Open to union or non-union general contractors or construction managers, we offer a variety of benefits designed to support our members and provide positive impacts on their careers.

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