Driving Our Economy Forward: AGC Construction Career Center Opens

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — The Associated General Contractors of East Tennessee’s Construction Career Center is now up and running.

“We have been in action now for about two weeks here at the construction career center,” said Leslie Gower, AGC CEO.

It’s for both new and experienced construction workers looking to enhance their skills.

“We’re had the opportunity to partner with a Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Chattanooga, and Chattanooga State to bring adult learners so they could make pivot career changes,” Gower said. “And get into construction is something they wanted to do. We have people here all ages learning. So that they can get qualified to get to a lucrative career in construction.”

“It’s just a great opportunity,” said participant Eric Walker. “It helped me out a lot. It’s helping me to grow. Better opportunities with jobs, and to be able to I guess, just learn more about growth…

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