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AGC MA Building Advancement Externship

The AGC MA Building Advancement Externship offers a unique professional development opportunity connecting your classroom directly to the construction industry. This program will provide experiential learning led by many cutting-edge commercial construction professionals. The Building Advancement Externship will be administered by the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts (AGC MA), the industry-leading trade organization in commercial construction. AGC MA staff and contractor firms have constructed a comprehensive overview of the industry from the field to the office.  By taking part in the AGC MA Building Advancement Externship, you will learn:

  • Industry trends
  • Core competencies for different construction careers
  • Career paths in the commercial construction industry

Purpose:

Building Advancement Externships were created by the AGC MA Workforce Development Task Force to enrich both Career Technical Education (CTE) teachers’ and core academic teachers’ understanding of the various career paths in commercial construction and relate core competencies in the industry to skills illustrated by your students. AGC MA hopes to develop lasting relationships with externs to build awareness of the construction career paths available and inform educators, parents, and students to the highly rewarding opportunities available for everyone.

Structure:

The externship has been designed to offer a background on the business of commercial construction, an overview of field training and safety programs, and information on project management and industry innovations.

This will be accomplished through a hybrid learning model conducted August 16-20, 2021 with two days of virtual learning and three days of in-person, on-site learning including a one- day walking tour of active construction sites. All 5 externs will take part in the same programs daily as a cohort.

This cohort of externs will be expected to complete all 5 days of learning and to provide draft lesson plans and evaluations to improve the AGC MA Building Advancement Externship program for future cohorts.

Benefits:

The AGC MA Building Advancement Externship will offer unprecedented access to leading commercial construction industry contractors and lay the foundation for an ongoing relationship between your school and AGC MA members. In addition, the Massachusetts Construction Advancement Program (MCAP) has provided a grant funding stipend of $4,000 per educator  to be paid at the conclusion of the course deliverables.

Brought to you by the AGC MA WFD Taskforce

Application deadline June 18, 2021

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