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AGC MA Building Advancement Externship

Brought to you by the AGC MA WFD Taskforce


The Building Advancement Externship (BAE) offers a unique professional development opportunity connecting your classroom directly to the construction industry. This program will provide experiential learning led by sophisticated commercial construction professionals. AGC MA staff and contractor firms have constructed a comprehensive overview of the industry from the field to the office.  By taking part in the AGC MA Building Advancement Externship, you will learn:

  • Industry trends
  • Core competencies for different construction careers
  • Career paths in the commercial construction industry

See the Case Study about the 2021 Building Advancement Externship program!


The Building Advancement Externship was created by the AGC MA Workforce Development Task Force to enrich STEAM educators and Academic leaders’ understanding of the various career paths in commercial construction and relate core competencies in the industry to skills illustrated by your students. AGC MA hopes to develop lasting relationships with externs to build awareness of the construction career paths available and inform educators, parents, and students to the highly rewarding opportunities available for everyone.


The BAE  is a weeklong immersion program. All externs will take part in the same programs as a cohort. This cohort will be expected to complete all 5 days of learning and to provide a deliverable to improve the AGC MA Building Advancement Externship program for future cohorts.


The Building Advancement Externship will offer unprecedented access to leading commercial construction industry contractors and lay the foundation for an ongoing relationship between your school and AGC MA members. We will be selecting 10-13 externs for this cohort.

The Massachusetts Construction Advancement Program (MCAP) has provided a grant funding stipend for $3,000 per educator to be paid at the conclusion of the course.

In addition, vocational educators, guidance counselors, and administrators are eligible to receive 40 Professional Development Points towards continuing education requirements because AGC MA is a DESE recognized provider.

2024 Applications will be open from March 1st to May 31st!

Notifications will be sent by June 28, 2024 informating all applicants of next steps.

Congratulations to the 2023 Building Advancement Externs!

Extern School
Jeanne Downey Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical H.S.
Brooke Johnson Blackstone Valley Technical High School
Madeline Smola Quaboag Regional School District
Maki Faria Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
Molly Brewster Brighton High School
Bruce Secor Northeast Metro Tech
Nathan Polk YouthBuild Boston
Crystal Cartwright Amherst Pelham Regional High School
Roger Forget Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School
LaTrelle Pinkney-Chase Madison Park Technical Vocational High School
Justin Kratz McCann Technical School
Kayla Schutte Somerville High School
Brian O'Connell Lynn Vocational Technical Institute
Trish Woodliff Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School
Ashley Tobies Revere High School/Coast Collaborative
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