MILFORD, MA – Today, Consigli Construction Co., Inc. hosted more than 40 teachers, guidance counselors and administrators from 11 local high schools at its Milford headquarters for a professional development workshop in partnership with the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation and the Association of General Contractors (AGC). The goal of the event was to educate attendees on the opportunities and merits of a future career path in construction as a way to foster the next generation of construction workers to consider entering the field.
“The future of our industry is sitting in high school classrooms right now,” said Matthew Consigli, Consigli president. “Showcasing the benefits of the construction industry to this group of educators will help them to identify prospective students who are likely to become future leaders in our business.”
Consigli provided a history and overview of the company and introduced employees who shared their stories of career advancement and spoke about the benefits of working in construction both personally and professionally.
“The leadership role Consigli is taking to assist our sixteen local school districts is critical to inform educators about existing and projected career opportunities for students,” said Paul Lynskey, Blackstone Valley Education Foundation, executive director. “Along with the role Consigli is playing, the AGC is the catalyst with the vision to establish strategic connections between the building industry and school districts in order to identify and cultivate the 21st century workforce across Massachusetts.”
The Blackstone Valley Education Foundation provides programs and services for school districts throughout the Blackstone Valley area – enabling local schools to leverage community support that enhances efforts to connect current learning with future career paths for students.
“AGC-MA is pleased to lead the collaboration efforts with the support of the ACE Mentoring Program, Consigli and the Blackstone Valley Educational Foundation,” said Robert Petrucelli, AGC MA president & CEO.
“It is our unified mission to educate teachers, parents and students about the tremendous career opportunities in the commercial construction industry. Opportunity is rife for lucrative opportunities in professional management and skilled trades positions in this booming industry. AGC MA’s 200 member commercial builders and allied industry partners are thrilled to endorse this mentoring program.”