ABC North Alabama Announces Creation of a Student Chapter at Alabama A&M University to Mentor Construction Students
The North Alabama Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors today announced the establishment of a student chapter at Alabama A&M University, part of the ABC National Student Chapter Network. The NSCN connects ABC chapters to local colleges and universities with construction-related degree programs with the goal of building the construction management pipeline and mentoring future leaders of the construction industry.
“Turner Construction is always glad to help connect two respected organizations like Alabama A&M University and Associated Builders and Contractors. It is nice to see the excitement in both organizations when we began discussing this win-win opportunity. We are confident this partnership will create additional opportunities for the University’s students,” said ABC Past Chairman Tyce Hudson of Turner Construction.
“It is a privilege to welcome the newest ABC student chapter to this national network of future construction industry leaders,” said Associated Builders and Contractors Vice President of Health, Safety, Environment and Workforce Development Greg Sizemore. “America’s economic engine is fueled by a workforce equipped with durable and transferable skill sets. Networks like these provide the right tools to the future of our workforce to cultivate long-lasting and rewarding career opportunities.”
At the local level, ABC chapters facilitate the interaction of ABC member firms with student chapters through a variety of industry association and school events, including regular membership meetings, guest speakers, internships, community service projects, fundraisers, career fairs/career awareness events, jobsite tours and other activities.
As a member of an ABC student chapter, students are given the opportunity to become more knowledgeable about the construction industry while learning the importance of the merit shop philosophy and free enterprise through active association involvement. Involvement in the student chapter provides interaction with ABC national and chapter staff, member contractors, faculty and staff, and students with similar interests and career goals.
Associated Builders and Contractors is a national construction industry trade association established in 1950 that represents more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 69 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at abc.org.