The Safety & Education Dinner is ABC/GCI’s premier event, celebrating our member companies’ commitment to worker safety and training, the talented instructors dedicated to educating the next generation of industry leaders, and the students working long hours during the day and attending classes at night to improve their knowledge and skills. “This is a night to recognize our students and their employers who continue to raise the standards of safety, training, and education in the construction industry,” commented GCI President Barbara Lagergren.
The S.T.E.P. Awards were the highlight of the evening. This year, a record 60 ABC member companies were recognized for having an outstanding commitment to jobsite safety. “By drawing attention to the importance of jobsite safety we make sure that it is not taken for granted,” Lagergren said. “The bottom line is that we are nothing without safe, healthy workers.”
The launch of the Building Our Future Scholarship coincides with ABC’s strategic initiative to prioritize workforce development and construction career outreach, working in tandem with GCI and the Merit Apprenticeship Program. With the challenges of an aging construction workforce and labor shortage, developing future talent is one or our association’s most important priorities. With this scholarship, ABC will help make it possible for deserving young people to pursue a career in construction at a critical time for the industry.
ABC & GCI congratulates this year’s winners for their commitment to producing quality work in a safe and responsible manner and thank everyone who attended this amazing event