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
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 Meg Ginsberg 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.
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.
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 check out our AGC EDGE page with the latest dates of AGC’s Virtual BIM and Lean Construction courses.
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.
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.
Gaining deeper levels of understanding from other advanced professionals across different disciplines is a great opportunity.
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.
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.
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.
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.