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Educators and Administrators announced for 3rd annual paid, weeklong Building Advancement Externship program focusing on construction career tracks for students
Wellesley, MA (July 19, 2023) — The Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts (AGC MA) announces the educators and academic leaders who will participate in the third annual AGC MA Building Advancement Externship. The externship will be conducted from August 14-18, 2023.
AGC MA’s week-long externship program provides comprehensive exposure to the multi-faceted regional commercial construction industry to Massachusetts-based high school and trade school leaders. Participating externs will take part in informative meetings with leadership at local firms, tour active job sites, and visit the North Atlantic States Carpenters Training Facility. They will receive an overview of field training and safety programs and detailed instruction regarding project management and industry innovations. Over the course of the externship, externs will establish mutually helpful partnerships between their schools and students and the construction leaders seeking to bring talented young people into their workforce.
This year’s externs are: Molly Brewster, Brighton High School, Crystal Cartwright, Amherst Pelham Regional High School, Jeanne Downey, Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School, Maki Faria, Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, Roger Forget, Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School, Brooke Johnson, Blackstone Valley Technical High School, Justin Kratz, McCann Technical School, Brian O’Connell, Lynn Vocational Technical Institute, LaTrelle Pinkney-Chase, Madison Park Technical Vocational High School, Nathan Polk, YouthBuild Boston, Cristina Sanchez Serrano, Everett Public Schools, Kayla Schutte, Somerville High School, Bruce Secor, Northeast Metro Tech, Patricia WoodliffMontachusett Regional Vocational Technical School, and Madeline Smola, Quaboag Regional School District.
Each participant will receive a stipend of $3,000 - $4,000 provided by the Massachusetts Construction Advancement Program (MCAP).  In addition, because AGC MA is a DESE recognized provider, participating vocational educators, guidance counselors, and administrators are eligible to receive 40 Professional Development Points towards continuing education requirements.
“Our annual Building Advancement Externship is one of the most rewarding experiences on the AGC MA calendar,” says Marion Jones, AGC MA Director of Workforce Development and Industry Inclusion. “Experiencing the many rewarding career opportunities in the modern construction industry through the eyes of the caring guidance professionals who help our young people build their futures is incredibly powerful. We look forward to welcoming the third cohort of educators and academic leaders.
To learn more about the AGC Building Advancement Externship program, please visit:
About Associated General Contractors, Massachusetts
AGC MA is a chapter of the national Associated General Contractors of America, which began in 1918 with the goal to assist the government in building up the nation, an objective that AGC has been fulfilling since that time. AGC MA was founded in 1935--representing over 85 years of Building Excellence. Currently, the chapter works closely with all facets of the industry to offer fair business practices for 200 members from Cape Cod to the New York border.