Workforce Development Committee
Current Committee Projects
1. NKY/HBA high school apprenticeship program
2. Increase collaboration with Woodward High School
3. Addressing negative perceptions while educating and attracting students
4. Attracting and retaining diverse workers
5. Employee engagement and retention
Constructing a Pathway out of Poverty:
ACI and our Workforce Development Committee, through our Greater Cincinnati Construction Foundation (GCCF), was awarded a $101,500 grant at the Impact 100 Annual Awards Celebration. The “Constructing a Pathway out of Poverty” project is a new initiative. ACI member companies, Spirit of Construction and SOC Advocate Program supported this successful launch in the early 2016-17 school year. Goals include: 1) increased mathematics proficiency in 7-9th grade students through “trades specific” classroom projects; 2) the development of a pre-apprenticeship program for 10-12th grade students interested in a construction trades careers and 3) completion of two student-level builds within the Bond Hill community.
“Our company has been involved in the ACI organization since we opened our Cincinnati regional office in 1982. I am proud to have personally been active with ACI since 1992. It is the premier construction trade association and it is inclusive of all contractors; open shop and union. I have developed important relationship through ACI that have led to many business opportunities. This is a result of the mutual trust developed because of our ACI membership.”
Vice President, Ben Hur Construction Company, Inc
Past Event Recap
ACI Executive Forum with Pete Strange was held on Friday, March 3rd at Interact for Health. This event was sold out!
Cross Committee Highlight
OSHA 10-Hour for Construction 8/29 & 8/30
Jason Sander, Office Manager, Sr. Principal of Terracon, was recently promoted to Chair of the ACI Workforce Development Committee. Jason is leading efforts to effectively create solutions to the biggest issue in the industry; having enough skilled workers available and a future for the industry.