GBCA Educational Events

To stay ahead of the changing needs of the industry, members turn to GBCA for workforce development and educational programs. Conducted at various venues, including some of country’s most respected learning institutions, these courses are tailored to enhance the skills and knowledge of office and field personnel.

Visit our Events page to register for a wide variety of upcoming events.

Reoccurring education events to keep an eye out for include:

  • Technology Lunch & Learn Series
  • Webinar Series

Contact our Director, Education and Professional Development today to discuss the needs of your organization, or offer your industry expertise.

Angela Hendrix, Director, Education & Professional Development
215-568-7015
ahendrix@gbca.com

Training

Training is a cornerstone to building a successful career in construction. Since 1961, GBCA has provided comprehensive training programs to insure a highly-skilled, productive, and motivated workforce.

Supervisory Training – GBCA is in the process of revamping its supervisory training offerings. To be contacted when more information is available, please email Angela Hendrix with “STP Revamp” in the title of your email.

  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters members have access to Superintendent Career Training through the CITF in Las Vegas. This fully paid for 18-month classroom and on-the-job program that prepares participants to be highly skilled construction industry professionals. Using mentors, company-sponsored learning opportunities, and expert instruction by industry-experienced professors of well-known universities, graduates of SCT are equipped to oversee and manage productive work sites that keep projects on time and within budget.

Multi-Week Training Courses – GBCA offers extended training courses, in-house and off-site, multiple times per year. Previous topics have included blueprint reading, estimating, scheduling, etc. The most up-to-date trainings being offered can be found on our Events  If you have particular topics of interest, or want to learn more about which trainings will be offered next, please contact Angela Hendrix.

AGC Programs and Events – Through your membership at GBCA you have access to many great AGC of America programs and events. Below is additional information on AGC’s Advanced Management Program and their Construction Project Manager Course. Register through GBCA today! Your AGC Chapter Track Code is PMC40D and AMP40D.

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. Download the AMP Registration Form. Use code AMP40D to denote you are with GBCA.

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. Download the PMC Registration Form. Use code PMC40D to denote you are with GBCA.

During AGC’s three-day, dynamic Leadership in Construction Workshop participants will identify key leadership concepts, explore the difference between leadership and management, examine an effective model for conflict resolution, and develop strategies for dealing with members of a project team. Communication skills and conflict resolution techniques and tactics will be strengthened through group exercises and discussion of real-world experiences. A variety of personal assessment instruments will be used along with construction-related scenarios, videos and activities that reinforce the learning experience.

Leadership is the key to motivating 21st century project teams to achieve excellence for the project, company and client. Success in the competitive construction industry depends on effective teams of diverse individuals working toward common goals.

Download the Leadership in Construction Registration Form.

Tuition Reimbursement

GBCA offers tuition reimbursement to employees of Active and Associate member companies, and companies that contribute to the GBCA-administered Industry Advancement Program (IAP). This GBCA education program is intended to provide continuing education opportunities for industry office and field personnel in construction management and project management.

Visit our Tuition Reimbursement page to learn more about what courses are included in the program and how to apply.

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Certificate of Management

The AGC Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (CM-Lean) is an assessment-based certificate credential that denotes knowledge and understanding of concepts related to lean adoption, practice and process transformation outlined in AGC’s Lean Construction Education Program. Successful candidates will carry the CM-Lean designation.

The AGC Certificate of Management-Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM) is an assessment-based certificate credential that denotes knowledge and understanding of concepts related to BIM adoption, practice and process transformation outlined in the AGC BIM Education Program. Successful candidates who pass the exam will carry the CM-BIM designation.

CM-BIM and CM-Lean credentials are valid for three years. Holders must submit thirty (30) hours of related continuing education (CE hours) earned during the previous three years. Work-based learning activities can count for up to fifteen (15) of the required thirty (30) CE hours for a three-year renewal.

If you are interested in pursuing your CM-LEAN or CM-BIM certification, please contact Angela Hendrix at ahendrix@gbca.com for upcoming dates, or visit our Events page.

Testimonials

Takesha Richards

The GBCA’s educational program is currently helping me increase my professional knowledge within the project management field. The program is extremely beneficial for working professionals such as myself and allows me to apply what I learn in real time. Upon completing my current education tract I’m confident that the knowledge I’ve learned will make me more of an asset to my company.

Takesha Richards, Project Manager

The GBCA’s educational courses have been critical in helping me continue to develop my skill set. The Lean Construction series opened my eyes to the other side of our business.

Dan McAndrew, Carpenter Foreman
Damon Walker

I want to thank the GBCA for promoting safety, education and technology for all the members. I attended some UAS flight classes (Unmanned Aerial Systems) at the University of Delaware.

These classes helped prepare me for the part 107 UAS Pilot License. The use of drone technology is increasing and I have used it to conduct safety inspections, qc inspections and video mapping.

I have also taken a number of construction safety classes to strengthen my foundation in safety. The GBCA’s tuition reimbursement program allows me to continue my education and widen my skill sets in areas that I may  not have otherwise been afforded. This has made me a better Safety Manager.

Damon Walker, Safety Manager

The GBCA’s range of education and leadership development programs are oriented toward creating a diverse learning environment that is inclusive of all construction activities. This program has been instrumental in shaping me as an individual; growing in my confidence as a Project Manager.

Ernest P. Falco, Director of Special Project

The knowledge and insight I’ve gained at Drexel University, made possible through GBCA’s tuition reimbursement program helped immensely in advancing my construction career.

Jessica Zmuida , Project Executive/Asst. Superintendent

The financial assistance that the GBCA provided while in school has helped my family with relief from many of the expenses that go along with obtaining a degree.

Kevin Samples, Project Manager

Gaining deeper levels of understanding from other advanced professionals across different disciplines is a great opportunity.

Greg Laska, Operations Manager