Advanced Management Program
For construction leaders on the rise, no program provides a more comprehensive, uniquely focused program than AGC's Advanced Management Program (AMP). Suited for chief executives and senior-level management in construction, this premier weeklong program has been helping industry decision-makers amplify their business expertise and emerge as leaders in the industry. For 25 years, this program has produced an elite society of graduates that includes top leaders throughout the construction marketplace. AMP also provides an exceptional opportunity to sculpt future decision-makers and C-suite executives tapped to take the reins.
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AMP is based on core executive education and overall trends in the construction industry. Utilizing real world examples and team building exercises, participants learn financial and strategic management, leadership skills, media relations, ethics, legal issues and advanced construction. AGC's Advanced Management Program provides a unique and holistic approach to training in which participants forge lasting relationships and develop key techniques to balance career demands with health and family.
AMP graduates leave at the end of the week with a strong network of C-level colleagues and distinguished experts, a portfolio of industry-based best practices, and a better picture of their overall leadership style, strengths and weaknesses.
Construction Project Manager Course
In the competitive construction industry, the need for training is more vital than ever. Organizations that devote resources to professional development are more likely to see higher productivity and greater efficiency. On-the-job training can provide crucial knowledge to perform tasks at hand, but the best professionals constantly seek to learn about new techniques to improve their performance on site and in the office.
The AGC Construction Project Manager Course (PMC) provides project managers the chance to hone the skills necessary to work more efficiently, increase productivity and propel your construction business to the next level.
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PMC provides the ideal opportunity for project managers to gain crucial knowledge and leadership skills to stay competitive. This program will provide participants with skills they can immediately implement on the job and in the field. Everyone who goes through the program has something to gain over an intense week of workshops, assignments and team building activities.
PMC participants experience an interactive program that explores 15 critical areas of project management that seasoned project managers tackle on a daily basis. PMC provides participants with practical solutions to current industry challenges they can take back to immediately impact performance and improve project results.
Higher Education Institutions
Several local educational institutions offer both four-year, Associate, and Graduate degrees in Construction Management and Civil Engineering, among others. We’ve partnered with the following higher education institutions on our GBCA Sponsored Education Courses. You can learn more about each school on their website:
Links to higher education institution websites
- Community College of Philadelphia
- Drexel University, Construction Management
- Penn State University, Abington
- Philadelphia University, Construction Management Graduate Program
- Temple University, College of Engineering
- University of Delaware, Professional & Continuing Studies
- Villanova University, Continuing Studies
Close to 20 separate apprentice training programs are available in the Greater Philadelphia area. These typically combine on the job training with classroom instruction. To learn more about apprenticeship opportunities contact the Philadelphia Apprenticeship Coordinators Association (PACA).
Apprenticeships are available through one of the Philadelphia area building trades’ apprenticeship programs.
Visit the following sites for more information:
Mentorship Opportunities Programs
ACE Mentor Program of Eastern PA
More information about the ACE Mentor Program
The ACE Mentor Program is dedicated to encouraging high school students to seek careers in architecture, construction and engineering by providing mentoring and scholarship opportunities. Students work as a team on a design project and meet regularly at the mentor’s offices for guidance and support.
Learn how your company can participate in this program at www.acementor.org
More information about High School Partners
Charter High School for Architecture + Design (CHAD)
More information about Charter High School for Architecture + Design
GBCA supports young people entering the broad field of design and construction. To this end we are a sponsor of the CHAD school in center city Philadelphia.
For more information or to get involved, visit www.chadphila.org
Mercy Vocational High School
More information about the Mercy Vocational High School
Mercy Vocational High School’s primary purpose is to provide a values-based education to students who seek a quality, comprehensive technical/academic secondary school program. Students acquire marketable skills that enable them to enter a career immediately or pursue post-secondary education. GBCA is proud to support their Building Trades Academy.
For more information, visit www.mercyvocational.org