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Workforce Development



Support for our workforce development programs is provided through numerous sources and is administered through the Construction Education Foundation (CEF). The CEF was created in 2002 and is a 501c3 funding organization. The CEF mission is to create and administer programs to recruit, develop and educate a diverse group of workers into today’s and tomorrow’s construction industry. CEF offers companies, foundations, and private individuals the opportunity to be involved with workforce development efforts that build a strong community and economy in Colorado.


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Leading Contractors Building Colorado 

The AGC of Colorado Associates Council is comprised of Associate and Supplier members of AGC of Colorado. They are a recognized asset to the AGC general membership, as demonstrated by their industry expertise and business operations. They are increasing their involvement in AGC’s Workforce Development Programs/Initiatives.  


Expect that the job will be done right the first time Baker is on site. They have more than fifty years of management and concrete construction experience to prove it. Baker has completed work in over 1,200 cities and has offices in 15 territories across the nation. 


Celebrating their 66th anniversary in 2018, GH Phipps is one of the largest, most successful construction companies in the Colorado region. GH Phipps is known for their work in the healthcare, higher education & K-12, civic and commercial arenas  – with a reputation as a trusted partner time and again. They take pride in the relationships they’ve forged and the projects they’ve built. 


Founded in Denver, Colorado in 1973, Haselden builds a diverse range of projects. Through consistent and stable growth, Haselden remains a top general contractor in the Front Range. Enthusiastic commitment to customer satisfaction and the impact of a dedicated workforce of experienced, results-oriented team players has contributed to the success of every project Haselden manages and builds. Haselden’s experience with the local Colorado and Wyoming markets translates to strong alliances with subcontractors and a dedication to the communities we serve. 


Plan. Build. Manage. At Hensel Phelps, they develop, construct and maintain inspired landmarks that turn their clients’ aspirations into reality.  Every great landmark starts with a vision. At Hensel Phelps, they bring their clients’ vision to life with a comprehensive approach that begins with innovative planning and extends throughout the entire life of the property. Their expert development, construction and facility services teams ensure that every project meets their clients’ goals and objectives.


Headquartered in Colorado, Saunders Construction Inc. is a premier provider of comprehensive construction management, general contracting and real estate development services. They’re focused on seamlessly guiding clients through the process and building confidence — one project at a time.


Pinnacol Assurance has provided workers’ comp insurance to Colorado employers since 1915. They work with more than 57,000 employers across the state, providing the type of focused, personalized attention that helps keep worksites safe, gets injured workers back to work, helps them stay healthy and ensures that Colorado has a prepared workforce and a strong economy.


The Colorado Department of Labor & Employment connects job seekers with great jobs, provides an up-to-date and accurate picture of the economy to help decision making, assists workers who have been injured on the job, ensures fair labor practices, helps those who have lost their jobs by providing temporary wage replacement through unemployment benefits, and protects the workplace - and Colorado communities - with a variety of consumer protection and safety programs. CDLE has been extremely helpful in supporting and promoting the Construction Careers Now! program.   


The Denver Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) was created by the City and County of Denver in 1958 to assist in the redevelopment of blighted property and help foster the sound growth and development of Denver. Working with residents, businesses, civic leaders, area developers, and financing institutions, DURA provides financial assistance to support redevelopment activities throughout the city.


Owned by the Taylor family of St. Louis, Enterprise Fleet Management serves companies, government agencies and organizations with medium-sized fleets of 20 or more vehicles, as well as anyone looking for an alternative to their employee vehicle reimbursement program. With full-service fleet management, award-winning technology, and the infrastructure and expertise of Enterprise, they show organizations how far an exceptional fleet program can take them.


The Opus Foundation has a strategic focus on introducing and preparing youth for careers in the construction industry. Since its founding in 2000, the Opus Foundation has awarded $41.5 million to projects and programs that build our communities.


As the Rocky Mountain Region’s leading mechanical contractor, RK is deeply committed to giving back to the community that has supported us along the way. For nearly 50 years, we’ve been a proud donor, sponsor or supporter of many Colorado nonprofits whose missions improve the quality of life for many people.


The Swinerton Foundation was formed in 2002 to act as the charitable arm of the Swinerton company. The Swinerton Foundation helps build sustainable cities and neighborhoods by partnering with community-focused non-profit organizations to support health, social services, cultural, education, and environmental programs that benefit all members of the community.