CAGC was honored by AGC of America for the significant progress made in promoting diversity and inclusion in the construction industry in North Carolina and South Carolina through several signature programs. One of the most notable achievements for the Chapter was the award of two grants from the NC state legislature that advance diversity.
The CAGC Foundation was awarded $3.0 million to host minority construction business academies to help support and sustain minority contractors. These academies will provide training and coaching to help businesses get back on their feet after COVID and support their efforts to expand and grow. The Foundation was also awarded $2.5 million for construction academies and apprenticeships to recruit minorities, women, veterans, justice-involved individuals and disadvantaged youth into construction jobs and apprenticeships.