Workforce Development

Building Futures

Outreach Programs

The AGC Education Foundation Workforce Development programs are designed to introduce elementary through post-secondary students, educators, and parents to exciting construction career opportunities through hands-on learning experiences in the classroom and at community outreach events.

Workforce Development efforts include:

Core Plus Construction

This high school program is supported by the construction industry and prepares students for high demand jobs throughout Washington.

Your Career Starts Here

Schools in Washington with construction-related programs

Schools written in bold have supported students in the past with AGC EF scholarships. If you are enrolled in one of these programs and are interested in applying for an AGC EF scholarship, visit our Scholarships page. 

Organizations with construction-career resources

The following organizations have construction-career related programs:


Workforce Development Advisory Committee: Tomorrow’s Construction Workforce Today (TCWT)

Committee Objective:
To provide feedback and direction for AGC EF’s workforce development efforts with the ultimate goal of ensuring that the AGC EF is at the forefront of meeting the construction industry’s needs. The committee seeks necessary answers and offers professional wisdom regarding outreach efforts, target audiences, program updates, best practices, and marketing.

Get involved in the AGC EF’s workforce development efforts.  This helps us design volunteer opportunities to best fit the skills and interests of our volunteer base

Committee Members

Sarah Patterson, AGC Education Foundation, Chair
Diane Kocer, AGC Education Foundation

Alex Collins, CalPortland
Brett Diener, Manson Construction
Christina Rupp, Construction Center of Excellence
Curt Gimmestad, Absher Construction
Jane Mounsey, GLY Construction
Jeff Christianson, Exxel Pacific
Jeff Tobin, Precision Electric Group
John Hurd, Lakeside Industries
Julianna Plant, Lease Crutcher Lewis
Kalin Magruder, Sellen Construction
Matt Bridgewater, Lydig Construction
Michele Willms, AGC of WA
Michoan Spoelstra, Absher Construction
Nick Collins, RAFN Company
Thuli Lushaba, Korsmo Construction
Tony Kiehle, Lease Crutcher Lewis
Wade Meyer, Bayley Construction