Evolving Market and Growing Demand Requires New Thinking About Best Ways to Offer Construction Training and Education
As technology and the way people learn evolves, it has become increasingly clear that the old model of exclusively offering only in-seat training at specific locations once or several times a year no longer makes sense for most employers. The internet has made distance learning ubiquitous and effective. As a result, many firms began to question the wisdom of spending money to send their employees on travel to attend days-long classes. This posed a threat to our traditional model of working with AGC chapters to offer in-seat educational opportunities.
Launching the Virtual AGC Edge Education Program
AGC launched a new virtual education training program called AGC Edge in 2022. This program offers updated versions of the association’s comprehensive range of educational materials in a virtual setting. All classes feature live instruction via the Zoom platform and allow construction professionals to learn from their home, office or even jobsite computer. Available online courses include Lean, BIM, Construction Supervisor Fundamentals, and the Project Manager Development Program. Nearly 500 people participated in one of the 26 AGC Edge programs offered during the inaugural year. We also continue to support chapters that offer in-seat training and education programs.Learn More