Vermont Business Magazine PC Construction, an employee-owned company headquartered in South Burlington, Vermont, has been awarded $88,511 in Department of Economic Development, Vermont Training Program grant monies. Funding will be used to supplement PC Construction’s overall training initiatives, which target technical, business, management and leadership skills for the company’s employee-owners. Specific areas of training include construction contracting, financial management, and leadership competency development.
“We are incredibly thankful for the State of Vermont’s commitment to companies like PC Construction that develop over 150 skilled Vermont workers annually and impact $300 million of the state’s annual economic activity,” said Jay Fayette, PC Construction President & COO. “We love it when our employee-owners take advantage of the opportunity to sharpen their skills and commit even more to the Vermont marketplace. This support from the Vermont Training Program will encourage more Vermonters than ever to focus on their career growth.”
PC Construction is also at the center of the Vermont Talent Pipeline Management (VTPM) construction collaborative. This employer-led model aligns workforce needs with skills being offered at local and national construction education organizations. The initiative supports expanded learning and internships; strengthening the talent pipeline for the industry. The National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) credentials in Core Construction and Construction Management will inform these work-based learning opportunities.
“PC Construction is ensuring their workforce is trained for the future of this important industry to Vermont’s economy,” said Department of Economic Development Commissioner Joan Goldstein. “Their ownership model lends itself to employees investing in themselves to keep critical construction jobs filled with qualified workers.”
About the Vermont Training Program
The Vermont Training Program is administered by the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Department of Economic Development. It is a workforce development program to enhance the skills of the Vermont workforce and increase productivity of Vermont employers; grants may cover up to 50 percent of the training cost which can either be on-site or through a training provider/vendor. For more information on VTP, visit http://accd.vermont.gov/economic-development/funding-incentives/vtp.
About the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development
The Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development’s (ACCD) mission is to help Vermonters improve their quality of life and build strong communities. ACCD accomplishes this mission by providing grants, technical assistance, and advocacy through three divisions: The Department of Economic Development, the Department of Tourism and Marketing, and the Department of Housing and Community Development. For more information on ACCD please visit: accd.vermont.gov.
About PC Construction
PC Construction offers general contracting, construction management and design-build services across the country. Headquartered in Vermont, the company has recently constructed notable Vermont facilities such as The University of Vermont STEM Complex, Waterbury State Office Complex, Spruce Peak Village at Stowe Mountain Resort, Ben & Jerry’s Project Extra Chunk and Green Mountain Transit Downtown Transit Center. A construction industry leader for 60 years, PC Construction is guided to success by its team of dedicated employee-owners. Connect with PC Construction at pcconstruction.com.
Source: Agency of Commerce and Community Development 3.14.2019