AGC recognizes outstanding achievement in education and training

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) launched a new program, the AGC Education Excellence Awards (EEA), at the second annual Training and Development Conference. The program recognizes the most innovative and collaborative training and development programs sponsored by AGC chapters and contractor members during the 2008 and 2009 calendar years.

“Education and training is the cornerstone of building a productive work force,” says AGC chief executive officer, Stephen Sandherr. “We are excited to launch this new program in recognition of AGC members’ and chapters’ outstanding efforts to grow our skilled work force and build careers for them.”

Eight EEAs will be given in October 2009, during the third annual conference held in Atlanta, Georgia. An AGC chapter and contractor member firm will be awarded in each of three categories: Craft, Supervisory, and Project and Executive Management. One award will be given to the outstanding instructor of the year. A grand award will be presented to a firm or chapter that demonstrates learning and performance as a top concern for construction training and development programs at all levels of the organization.

Applicants will be judged by an anonymous selection committee of AGC members with a background in education and training. EEAs are open to all AGC general and specialty contractor members in good standing and AGC Chapters and individuals employed by these organizations. Electronic submissions and all supporting material must be received by AGC by 5 p.m. EST on May 1, 2009. For more information, visit